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Street robbers strike in GT

| 15/12/2014 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating two muggings at gunpoint on Saturday night in two separate George Town locations that happened a few hours apart which officers believe are connected. In both instances cash and phones, among other things, were taken from the victims in the street hold-ups by masked the assailants. An RCIPS spokesperson said the first robbery happened around 10pm on Martin Drive in central George Town. As a 38-year-old man was walking to his home in the area, he was approached by two masked men. One of the men was armed with a handgun, while the second man had a knife. They demanded the bag and cash from him before running off on foot.

Police said the bag contained a Jamaican passport, a bank book, a Blackberry Curve and a Sumsung Duos. The victim had around CI$1,000 cash in his pocket that the armed masked men also stole. No shots were fired and he was not physically injured.

The man who was armed with the gun was described as being of slim build and about 5’ 5” tall. The one with the knife was around six feet tall with a slim build and he spoke with a Caymanian accent.  Both were dressed in dark clothing and were wearing masks and hoodies over their heads.

The second street mugging happened in the very early hours of Sunday morning at around a quarter past midnight, when a 37-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both residents of George Town, reported that they were mugged shortly after leaving the Cayman Cabana along the waterfront. They had walked to their car, which was in a small parking lot on Rock Hole Road near to the intersection with Mary Street.

As the couple were talking in the parking lot, they were approached by two masked men both armed with handguns, who demanded that they hand over everything. They took the man’s cell phone and a small amount of cash but nothing was taken from the female victim. After the robbery they ran off towards North Church Street. No shots were fired and the victims were not physically injured.

In that case one of the robbers was described as about 5’ 9” tall with a dark complexion and he spoke with a Caymanian accent but they were unable to give a description of the second suspect.

Investigators of the George Town CID said they are treating both incidents as connected and anyone with information about the robberies are asked to contact DS Stacyann Stewart at 526-0475 or Crime Stoppers on 800 8477(TIPS).

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