Cops arrest fugitive in connection with gun

| 19/09/2011

(CNS): A 26 year old man who escaped police on Saturday has now been taken in to custody on suspicion of having a gun. The RCIPS said they had arrested the man on Monday morning on Suspicion of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm in George Town following a manhunt which took place on Saturday afternoon (17 September) along section of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway Bypass. Police had closed the road to facilitate a search for the wanted man who they explained was wanted in connection with an incident in Bodden Road last week. 

Officers explained that the suspect was not wanted in connection with the recent murders in West Bay but is believed to be the man who fled the scene when police arrived in Bodden Road after a report from a member of the public.

Police from the uniform support group had recovered a semi-automatic weapon on 9 September in the afternoon after responding to a report made by a member of the public. When police arrived the suspected discarded the weapon and fled the scene.

On Saturday afternoon the police pulled over the suspect on the bypass but he reportedly fled from the officers into the bush area near the Island Heritage roundabout.  Despite a man hunt in which the police helicopter was deployed the no arrest was made at that time.

Anyone with information about gun crime in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Confidential Stoppers Number 800-8477 (TIPS)

 

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    is there really only one comment on this post?  where r the response for those deriding the police for not catching him saturday?  watless boy…

  2. Anonymous says:

    can sombody please tell me why I am watching the evening news about this arrest and this man's face is not plastered all over…..regardless if he is a suspect….he ran from authorities…make the public aware of these things and maybe you will come across people who WILL give tips…..if we don't know who your talking about then we can't help !!!! This goes for all suspects and people in question !!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone here actually ever seen a police officer in this country run?

    I had the pleasure of watching a "chase" – the bad guy ran…the policeman walked.  As you can imagine, that bad guy was not caught, but disappeared into the bush.

    • Anonymous says:

      Saw someting similiar in a night club parking lot once… guy flattened the tire of a patrol car and took off running… two poloce officers literally went for a morning jog after the guy.

      Though that was very pathetic to be honest… grow a set or take a job behind a desk will ya!