Con man arrested following island-wide trickery

| 22/09/2008

(CNS): Police said on Friday that they had arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of Obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, following various reports of a man knocking on people’s doors and asking for money. According to a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) the arrest was made by West Bay police officers on the morning of 19 September, but police had received reports of the con man operating in all districts.

Although accounts from residents vary slightly in each case, the common theme involves a man knocking on the door asking for money for gas. The RCIPS asks that anyone who has experienced, or does experience, a situation like this should call the police, giving a description of the man and any vehicle he was using.

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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