A visitor to the island was sometime between 2.30 and 3.00pm robbed of his valuables and keys to a rented vehicle.
According to information the incident occurred at the Indian Bay Beach frequented by tourist.
News784 was told that during the robbery, the victim was hit with a piece of board across his neck by the assailant.
This publication also understands that the assailant was seen in the company of three young ladies, who were later picked up by police.
Following a further investigation, the police learned who the assailant was, and attempts were made to locate him in the
area called Pole Yard in Arnos Vale.
The publication was also told that the assailant made a daring escape across the river to avert being captured by police.
At the time of this publication, News784 was not aware if the assailant was in custody or still at large.