Archive for August 9th, 2008

One Cuban still on the run

| 09/08/2008 | 1 Comment

(CNS): All but one of the 23 Cuban migrants that made a bid for freedom from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) on Thursday night, 7 August, are back in custody. 27-year-old Raylan Rodriquez Ramos (left) remains on the run, according to Immigration Department officials. During the early hours of Fridaymorning 17 migrants were apprehended and detained while another turned himself in at the IDC. Four more men were found Friday night.

Immigration officials said they urge people to be on the look out for the remaining migrant and they sought to remind the public that assisting an escaped migrant is an offence attracting penalties of up to $50,000 and imprisonment of up to seven years. The numbers to call are Immigration at 926-0433 or 244-2028, or the police by calling 911.


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Police seek masked robber

| 09/08/2008 | 0 Comments

A machete-wielding robber made off with cash stolen from a grocery store in George Town last night. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) report that 911 Emergency Services Communications Centre received a call from a worker at McRuss Grocery Store, Party Lane, reporting that a robbery had occurred at approximately 8.10 pm Friday night, 8 August.

The Police responded to the scene and were told that the 26-year-old female shop attendant had been behind the counter when a masked man carrying a machete entered the store. She says he came around the counter and demanded she hand over cash, which she did. A second store worker, accompanied by staff from neighbouring businesses, entered the store and the offender made off on foot. He is described as having a dark brown complexion, a slim build and aged in his early 20’s. He was wearing a white coloured tam, a greyish t-shirt and dark coloured long pants.

An area search was carried out but the offender was not located. Scenes of Crime officers processed the scene and police have taken a number of statements. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to a police officer, should contact Detective Constable Ronald Francis on 926-2578 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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