Muggers attack, rob man in George Town

A man was robbed by two masked men armed with a machete and a knuckle duster in the early hours of Saturday morning, police said.

The victim was struck on the head by the robber armed with the knuckle duster before the pair made off with his watch and an undetermined amount of cash, police said. There was apparently a third man who collected items dropped at the scene, police said.

Police responded around 3:30 a.m. to a report of the robbery on Sound Way, George Town.

According to a police statement, the victim had gone to his place of business early that morning and was approached by two armed men who demanded cash.

The robbery victim was taken to hospital by a member of the public where he was treated for injuries and released.

George Town CID is investigating the case.

Anyone who has information about the robbery can contact the George Town Police CID at 649-4222 or CrimeStoppers at 800-TIPS