Two unrelated violent attacks occurred over the weekend, one in George Town and another in the vicinity of Seven Mile Beach, police reported.
Police were dispatched to the scene of an attempted robbery off Martin Drive in George Town on Friday at 10:09 p.m. Three men attempted to rob another man of his cellphone. The victim reported that he resisted the robbery and was then assaulted by the three attackers who punched him and kicked him in the face.
The victim was transported to Cayman Islands Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Once treated, he was released from the hospital.
A number of violent incidents have occurred in the Martin Drive area in recent months. In July, Jason Powery was shot dead in the area. In September, the short street off Shedden Road was the scene of a stabbing that occurred after an argument over $10, and another incident in which bullets hit a car and a building.
In another incident over the weekend, a young man was stabbed with an icepick. On Saturday at 4:24 a.m., police were alerted by Cayman Islands Hospital staff that an 18-year-old man was receiving treatment for stab wounds.
The man was assaulted in the parking lot of the Nectar Bar on West Bay Road by another male with an icepick. The victim received stab wounds to his chest. He was treated for his injuries and released from the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Assailants in both cases are still at large and unknown to police.