(CMR) A woman riding a bicycle on South Church Street on Saturday, 20 January, was robbed of her handbag after she was forced off the roadway by a vehicle, causing her to fall.
Police said just before 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to South Church Street in the vicinity of Harbour View, where it was reported that a robbery had occurred.
It was said that a vehicle forced a woman riding a bicycle off the roadway, causing her to fall, at which time the driver of the vehicle exited with a knife and stole the woman’s bag, containing a quantity of cash and other personal items. The perpetrator then returned to his vehicle and made off in the direction of South Sound.
Officers attended the location, and the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) was called to assess the victim, who appeared to have minor injuries.
Yesterday morning, 21 January, one male was arrested on suspicion of committing this offense and others. He remains in custody as the investigation progresses.
The incident is being investigated by the police and anyone with information is being encouraged to call 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.