Archive for December 18th, 2010

Man killed by suspect DUI

| 18/12/2010 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Updated – Police have confirmed that the 26-year-old man killed in the Seven Mile Beach area on Saturday was Michael Edgington. He was hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol in the early hours of the morning as he tried to cross West Bay Road. The 39-year-old male driver, who did not flee, was detained by police following the fatal road collision but has now been released on police bail, the RCIPS said Monday. Shortly after 1.00am 18 December Edington who was from the UK and had recently come to work in Cayman with an accounting firm was crossing the road, close to the Triple Crown, when he was struck by the van.  (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

Edgington sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The 39-year-old driver of the vehicle involved, a white Toyota Town Ace, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence.

West Bay Road was closed for several hours to allow accident investigations to take place. Traffic officers are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward. Information can be passed to the Traffic Department on 946-6254, George Town police station 949-4222, or via the Crime Stoppers tip-line 800-8477(TIPS).

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Robbers strike at West Bay mini-mart

| 18/12/2010 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Updated Police have now confirmed that a mini-mart/laundry in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay was robbed last night, Friday 17 December. In the latest incident in Cayman’s continuing surge of robberies, two masked men, armed with what appeared to be handguns, approached Malcolm’s Mini Mart in Birch Tree Hill Road, West Bay, at around 8pm. The men threatened a man standing outside the store before they entered the premises. They then threatened a female customer and the female cashier, demanding cash. The suspects fled the scene with a sum of money and were last seen heading towards Anderson Drive. No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the incident. (Photo by Dennie WarrenJr)

A search of the area was conducted by uniform staff, armed officers and the Air Operations Unit for the suspects, who are both described as being between 5’9” and 6’ in height. Both men were wearing black or very dark coloured clothing and masks.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has any information which could assist the police is asked to contact West Bay CID on 949-3999 or the confidential Crime Stoppers tip-line 800 8477 (TIPS).


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