(CMR) An early morning attempted robbery took place today in George Town after a beggar was rebuffed.
Police reports are that just before 3:40 am on Thursday 27 December, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of an Attempted Robbery which took place along North Church Street, near the junction of Mary Street in George Town.
It was reported that a tall, slim build, older man of light brown complexion with curly hair, approached another man who was walking in the area and asked him for money. When the other man (the victim) refused to give the man any money, the suspect demanded that the victim hand over his wallet and brandished a machete. A struggle took place between both parties and the victim managed to disarmed the suspect who then fled the scene.
The victim received several injuries including a fractured ankle and other abrasions to his hands and knees. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and later released. No property was stolen during the incident.
The police searched the surrounding and connected area for the suspect but no one fitting the description was located. The police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the suspect in this matter. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.
Anonymous tips can also be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.