Man mugged in broad daylight at Grand Harbour

A masked robber snatched a bag from a man in broad daylight at Grand Harbour on Wednesday morning, police said.

The bag contained cash and checks from a nearby business, according to a statement released by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Thursday.

The mugging occurred just after 11 a.m. as the victim, in his 60s, was walking along the west side of Grand Harbour shopping center toward the skate park at the back of the complex.

The robber ran from the scene afterward, police said.

“The victim was not threatened or hurt in the episode,” according to the police statement.

The robber is described as male, of dark complexion, about 6 feet tall and of slim build, wearing a mask and black pants.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call center of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Oh come on! The headline on this story is way off base. This was not a mugging, but a planned robbery of a specific victim.

    It is very heard to believe that the “mugging” would just happen to occur to someone carrying an unusual amount of cash and checks. This seems to me to have been planned, and not a random mussing of a shopper in this center. Lets try not to place fear into the minds of the few people who frequent this necessary shopping center which struggles to recover from past marketing errors and a slow economy.

  2. I don’t understand why the Cayman Government and DOT , and everyone else doesn’t understand that crime is destroying the future of our lives .

    I think that the government need to get down hard on criminal behavior, and the good citizens need to back them a 100% to get rid of criminals.

    We need to think like the criminal but ahead of them.
    I think that this victim who just got mugged , if he had someone walking 10 to 15 ft behind him he could have prevented the crime, and busted the criminal face down in the concrete and called the police.

  3. I have been coming to Cayman for 20 years. Last spring my family and several other patrons were robbed at gunpoint on the deck of a restaurant in West Bay. 3 punks, we fought back and they ran off, but a dangerous situation. Cayman used to be the safest island in the caribbean, now possibly one of the least safe, its reputation has changed and seems to get worse by the day.
    We along with many others are choosing to spend our money at other safer caribbean islands going forward. We looked at buying property years ago and glad we opted not to. The police appear to be overpowered and over matched. Lock your doors and don’t go out at night is the only way to protect yourself and family if you are a vactioner.