Bathroom escape foiled

| 15/09/2008

(CNS): A 42-year-old man who absconded from court on Friday (September 12) remains in police custody today, 15 September. The man had appeared in court on a warrant and was remanded in custody before he made his escape through the ceiling of a men’s bathroom, police say. George Town police were notified of his escape at around 12:55 pm and the ‘hot-spot’ team was deployed to locate him.

The team is made up of regular and special constables and is tasked with tackling crime in and around the George Town area. One PC on the team heard the request and came out to assist in the search, despite being off-duty.

At around 3:30 pm, the team was informed that the suspect might be in the Banana
Walk area of George Town. Officers responded, and the suspect was spotted on the roof of a building in Diaz Lane. After failing to comply with requests to come down he jumped off, injuring his arm. He was taken to hospital for treatment, after which he was released back into police custody.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). 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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