2 New Year’s Day muggings
(CNS): Updated 3pm - Two victims were assaulted and robbed by gangs of robbers in George Town on New Year’s Day, the police have reported. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed early Wednesday that a 21-year-old man was the victim of a street mugging at about 4:15am on Tuesday, 1 January, as he was walking in North Church Street close to Kirk's Supermarket. He was approached by three young men who assaulted him and stole his jewellery and wallet. It is believed the robbers fled the scene in a silver Honda Integra, in which a fourth man waited. The second robbery happened on Tuesday night at around 9:20pm near the junction of Goring Avenue and Miss Kippy Lane, also in the downtown area of George Town.
The 38-year-old victim was also approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a knife. They demanded that the victim hand over all valuables. Despite cooperating with the gang of robbers and handing over his possessions, the men assaulted the victim before making their escape on foot.
Although police said there was no immediate evidence to suggest the robberies were connected, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department said they were keeping an open mind and will following the relevant leads. Both victims received minor injuries and police said the robberies appear to be random opportunist attacks.
The descriptions of the robbers in both of the incidents are different, police said. The victim of the first mugging in North Church Street described his attackers as all being aged approximately 21. One had a brown complexion, with medium build, around 5'6", with low cut black hair.
The second had a clear complexion, with medium build and was about 5'7" with a small moustache and beard around the chin. He described the third man as having a brown complexion, brownish coloured hair in braids with a small moustache, while the 4th man had a brown complexion, black hair in single plait braids and styled cuts to the eyebrow.
The second 38-year-old victim described his attackers as being aged between 17 and 20 years old. The first was around 5'10", slim with a brown complexion, wearing a white marina. The second mugger was said to be about 5'10" with a dark complexion wearing a black pullover hoodie and black washout jeans. The third man was said to be 5'5" with a dark complexion, wearing plaid long pants and afro style hair.
The two street muggings come in the wake of a robbery of a visitor on the beach in East End last Thursday afternoon and a gas station robbery on Walkers Road in the early hours of Friday morning.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call George Town CID at 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.
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