Woman hurt in attempted daylight robbery

| 05/04/2013

(CNS): A 28-year-old woman was treated in hospital Thursday following an attempted robbery in George Town, police said Friday. The victim was walking in Newport Avenue at around 1;45pm when a man on a bicycle suddenlygrabbed her handbag. The woman, who refused to release the bag , was dragged to the ground and pulled along the roadway.  As a car approached the suspect ran off empty handed, leaving the bag and his bicycle behind. The occupants of the car assisted the woman and the suspect was last seen running in the direction of Cay Court apartments.

The victim sustained some cuts and bruising to her legs and body, was taken to hospital and released following treatment. 
The suspect is described as being of dark complexion with short hair, wearing jeans pants and had a blue towel around his head. The suspect was riding a red and white bicycle.

Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and has any information which could assist the enquiry is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Daylight robbery, committed anywhere outside of the LA building, should be punished severely.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully, the suspect is also described as a crook who has fingerprints all over his former bicycle.   

  3. Anonymous says:

    too many dodgy dudes going around on bikes….