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Elderly tourist attacked, robbed at Rum Point

An elderly tourist becomes the latest victim of an attack and robbery in the Cayman Islands.

Police say there were three American vacationers in all at Rum Point in North Side: a 77-year-old man, his 76-year-old wife and another 61-year-old woman.

They were sitting in the back porch Monday (11 January) around 6 p.m. when a man approached them from the beach side wielding a knife.
He demanded cash and punched the elderly visitor in the face, injuring the man’s eye.

The robber then made off with both CI and US cash, jewellry, one iPad, three cellphones and a wrist watch.
The male victim was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital via ambulance. The other two ladies were not injured.

Police say the visitors arrived from Kentucky in the US on the 12th of December.

The robber is described as being 6 feet tall, well built and of dark complexion.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Bodden Town CID at 947-2220, or  the RCIPS’ tip-line at 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS).

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Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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  • Unbelievable, This is sad news indeed, just imagine the stories they will take back home about Cayman. I wouldn’t be surprised if these folks are already on their way home never to return. However, the sad thing is a lot of Caymanians attitudes will be good ridins to them because they were foreigners and whoever did it was just doing it to get something to eat or feed their starving family because that have been disenfranchised by foreigners in Cayman..

    • Sad indeed. For clarification, the elderly people beaten and robbed at knife point were not tourists. They are residents of the Cayman Islands… generous people who have poured their lives into the welfare of the Northside for over 35 years! We have a growing crime problem in Cayman and this issue effects everyone.

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