Woman mugged on West Bay Road

A lone woman was mugged by a machete-wielding robber as she walked along West Bay Road in the early hours of Friday.

The woman told police she was confronted by a man who jumped from the bushes armed with a machete and stole property from her handbag and her wristwatch. She was walking along West Bay Road close to the Cayman Reef Resort just before 1 a.m. on Friday when the alleged attack took place.

The woman, who suffered a minor hand injury in the incident, told police that her assailant, who had his face covered with a red cloth, fled in a dark colored vehicle.

An 18-year-old from George Town was later arrested on suspicion of robbery, possession of ganja and consuming a controlled drug. Police said he was in possession of the property stolen in the robbery.