One robbery suspect charged

| 15/01/2013

(CNS): Following the arrest of four men last week in connection with a jewel heist in the heart of Grand Cayman’s tourist district, one suspect has been charged.  A 28-year-old man was charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence for the Kirk Freeport robbery last Monday evening. The local man was alsocharged with possession and consumption of ganja and possession of an offensive weapon. A police spokesperson said the suspect, who has not been named by police, remains in custody but it is anticipated he will appear in court tomorrow, 15 January.

Three other men who were arrested in connection with the same crime have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

The incident took place at the duty free store in the Strand at around 6:45pm, when the shop was occupied by visitors to the island. Four armed masked men, one of whom was brandishing a handgun, made off with a significant number of Rolex and Breitling watches during the armed hold-up.

Police said they are continuing to follow positive lines of enquiry and ask anyone who witnessed the robbery or saw the suspects either before or after the incident to come forward. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force at 949-4222 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers on 800 TIPS.

Category: Crime

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