Police on Monday revealed details of an armed robbery in which the male victim was injured last Thursday when he was struck by a machete.
According to police, the robbery occurred around 3am on 15 August as the man was returning to his home in the Careenage area of Grand Harbour.
As he left his vehicle and walked toward his front door, he was confronted by two masked men armed with what appeared to be handguns and a machete, police said.
“The suspects threatened the man and struck him on his hand with the machete,” the statement from police read.
The robbers stole keys, an iPad mini, a BlackBerry and a bag containing diabetic medical equipment, before making off in a small white van.
The injured man was taken to Cayman Islands Hospital and was released following treatment.
Police said no descriptions of the masked men were available.
A police spokesman, explaining why the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service did not release details of the robbery until four days after it happened, said it had been “an operational decision” not to give out the information.
Anyone who was in the area or who has been offered the stolen items for sale should contact George Town police station on 949-4222, the RCIPS Tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).