A tourist who was visiting the Cayman Islands for the first time was attacked and robbed near an apartment complex in the Raleigh Quay area early Tuesday.
The 29-year-old man had been at Calico Jack’s bar until around 1 a.m. After leaving the bar, he walked along the road near the intersection of Raleigh Quay and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway where police said he was assailed.
According to reports received by the Cayman Compass, a vehicle pulled up alongside the victim and a man stepped from it wielding a knife. The victim tried to run but was caught and beaten by the suspect. He suffered a broken arm and injuries to his face.
A police report stated: “The passenger exited the vehicle armed with a knife, dressed all in black, with a black scarf covering his face. The passenger threatened and kicked the man about his body while demanding his wallet. The victim threw his wallet out of his pocket, which the [suspect] picked up.”
The male driver of the vehicle was not involved in the attack, the victim told police.
The suspect took the victim’s wallet, which had about $60 inside, and got back into the vehicle, which then sped off.
No arrests had been reported in the attack as of press time Tuesday.
The victim, who is from Germany, was treated overnight at the Cayman Islands Hospital and released Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the George Town Criminal Investigation Department at 949-4222 or the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).