(CMR) Two people were robbed in two separate incidents recently by a man who approached them asking for money. In one incident, the victim was in the process of giving the man money when they were robbed.
Reports from the RCIPS are that at about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 September, officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred on Courts Road in George Town, near Eastern Avenue. The victim was approached by an unknown man who was riding a bicycle and asked for one dollar.
As the victim opened their wallet, the suspect snatched a quantity of cash. A struggle ensued, and the culprit brandished a knife before fleeing the location with the wallet's contents. No one was injured during the incident.
Shortly afterward, officers received another report of a robbery in the vicinity of Autumn Lane, where the victim was approached by a man who asked for money. However, the man immediately brandished a knife and took a quantity of personal cash from the victim. He then fled the location.
Police believe both robberies were carried out by the same man. The suspect is described as being between 5’9” and 5’11” in height and of dark complexion. He was wearing a bandana, marina, and jeans pants and was riding a grey bicycle in the first incident. In the second incident, he was wearing a black face towel around his face, a marina, and was on foot. He is also described as having a tooth missing.
Both incidents are currently under investigation, and anyone with any information is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.
Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via their website.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Cayman Crime Stoppers website.