Cops charge 7MB street robbery suspect

| 23/04/2014

(CNS): The man arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with a street mugging at knife point in the Seven Mile Beach area has been charged but detectives are still looking for witnesses as well as the victim’s missing driver’s license and credit cards. The man was arrested, with the help of members of the public, following the attack on a 23-year-old woman, who was walking home from work near Royal Palms, on the West Bay Road. The man, who has not been named, was due in court Wednesday afternoon and George Town CID are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The police arrested the suspect after he was tracked down with the help of an off-duty customs officer and his friend who were driving by when they saw the victim in distress. The two men went in hunt of the potential mugger and tracked him down further along the West Bay Road on Helen Drive.

During the incident, which took place at about 10:45 pm on Easter Monday in the heart of Cayman’s tourist district, the woman received injuries to her wrist as the robber grabbed her handbag. Although some of the women’s possessions were recovered from Helen Drive, where the mugger was apprehended, several hundred dollars in cash as well as other personal items remain missing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has found credit cards, a CI driver’s license or insurance cards in the area is asked to call DC Laura Ryding at 949-4222.

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