Police are making an appeal for information in relation to a recent incident assault on a female jogger. A man who was driving a dark blue or green SUV around 7:30 am along South Church Street on Saturday maybe to shed some light on what transpired that morning. The man is asked to call the George Town police station at 947-4222.
A spoke person for the RCIPS says they fear there could be other victims who have not yet made a report.
A statement sent from the RCIPS reads, “There may be other victims who have experienced an attack similar to the indecent assaults that occurred last week and not reported it to police. We urge these women to come forward and share this information which could be critical to the apprehension of the individual responsible.”
Avid marathon runner Derek Haines believes people should not become overwhelmed by fear in light of recent events. Rather, he encourages that people simply become more alert and vigilant when exercising.
He told Cayman 27, “There’s hundreds of us running everyday and fortunately the Cayman Islands, being as safe as they are, its a rarity for this to happen. So its not a case of running in fear, its running and being alert. Be alert to the traffic. Be alert to what’s going on around you and be wary to anybody who just seems just a little bit strange, staring at you or whatever.”
Between last week Thursday and Saturday, two women were assaulted while out jogging along South Church Street. Since the attacks police have stepped up patrols in the area and vowed that they would try everything in their power to catch the perpetrator(s). So far no arrests have been made. Last year another string of attacks took place in West Bay, no one has been arrested in connection with those incidents either.
The men in the most recent attacks were described as being of dark complexion. The man in Saturday’s incident is said to have shoulder length braided hairstyle.