Police release men arrested for bank robbery

| 23/02/2010

(News 27): The two men arrested in connection with the robbery at Cayman National Bank in Savannah have been released on police bail. Earlier this month, two masked men entered the bank at the countryside Shopping Village one of whom was armed with a handgun.  They threatened staff, fired a shot in the air and took off with an undisclosed amount of money.  Shortly after, police arrested two men aged 21 and 24-year-old but despite the arrest no charges have been brought and the men have been released fromcustody.  Police say the enquiries are ongoing.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    From the Compass:

    “The robbery that took place at the bank, there was a degree of information put forward by security guards…that they suspected this vehicle, a red coloured vehicle,” said. Mr. Baines. “We went back, took out all the CCTV coverage on Countryside and identified that a different vehicle was responsible.”

    “That has triggered the line of enquiry that has identified the individuals we have in custody. Without that information, we would have gone purely off an erroneous report – given with the best of intentions – but wrong nonetheless. CCTV started to fill the gaps.”

    The ‘caught on tape’ aspect doesn’t work in every case, but Mr. Baines said there have been instances in UK murder investigations he’s worked on where CCTV has placed a suspect at the scene of the crime when they initially denied being there.

    “It gives you the ability to take to a court the type of evidence people can see…with their own eyes, where they may doubt the personal testimony of somebody,” he said.

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    It seems as if Mr. Baines spoke out of turn in regards to the damning evidence from the CCTV as no charges have been filed and they are bailed. It is also the case once again  that people are arrested with little evidence only to be released to appear that the RCIP has the criminals under arrest, the case at hand solved, only to have them back in our community or not to have had the correct people from the start.  If it is clear that the people arrested where in fact the robbers then why are they out of jail again. Were they the robbers or just caught on film and just shopping at the complex?

    • Anonymous says:

      I 100% agree with 13:00.   The security guards never said they suspected it was a red vehicle, an officer came into the bank after the robbery, the security guard stated he thought he had seen a red car but was NOT SURE if that was the car used by the bank robbers.  If you have CCTV you would check to confirm this, not make a public statement on it, then at the end of the day release the so called robbers!!! Maybe the car was red!!!! So I guess Baines CCTV was "wrong nonetheless"

  2. 2 cents says:

    http://www.caymanjudicial-legalinfo.com.ky/courts/cause-lists/default.aspx

    Before we slag off the police and judiciary too much, have a look at the Summary court cause lists – you’d be surprised (or maybe not) at how many employers have been charged with failing to provide health insurance coverage, failing to make pension payments and employing foreign nationals with no work permit.  At least something is being done to tackle this.

    BTW as you can see this is a public document so no harm in me posting it up here.

  3. Anonymous says:

     Please someone tell me WHERE IS THE CCTV pictures?  WHY have they not been released?  Surely they have the pictures from the bank of all places that would have good CCTV pictures.  Why do the Police withhold information such as that, please someone tell me because at this point I believe they are completely incompetent.

    • frank rizzo says:

      Maybe because they would rather use the evidence in a court of law rather than the court of public opinion. Seems to me that releasing that type of evidence would be highly prejudicial.

      Judge: Have any of you seen the CCTV video of the accused?

      Jury: Yes

      Judge: Baliff, send in another 64 jurors… ad nauseum

  4. Anonymous says:

    Geee – what a shocker! NOT.

    From my own experience they are always too quick to arrest with no evidence at all then they hope the suspects will provide them with what they need. That’s why Baines proposal for negative inference is a HUGE mistake!!! They will use that against good innocent people also.

  5. Anonymous says:

    surprise surprise

  6. Anonymous says:

    Which means, they have not found the REAL GUYS for this crime…

    Or, they lack sufficient evidence

  7. Anonymous says:

    I know that police resources are strained dealing with the gang crime which is occurring, but I sincerely hope that they are vigorously pursuing this case as well. Hopefully we will get some indication that this bank robbery will not be swept under the carpet. I don’t care who’s children are involved.