Con man charged and remanded in custody

| 25/09/2008

(CNS): Following his arrest Eric Lindsey Ebanks, of West Bay, appeared in court on Tuesday, 23 September charged with obtaining property by deception, criminal trespass and consumption of a controlled drug. Arrested on Friday 19 September by West Bay police officers, Ebanks is accused of knocking on people’s homes asking for money across all districts on Grand Cayman.

Although police said accounts from residents vary slightly in each case, the common theme involved him knocking on the door then asking for money for gas.

Meanwhile in the early hours of Wednesday morning police arrested a 28-year-old man on drugs offences after the car he was driving wasstopped and searched by Uniform Support Group officers. The team carried out the check on North Sound Way in George Town at 1.30am 24 September. Officers found a quantity of ganja and cocaine and arrested the man on suspicion of possession of ganja and cocaine with intent to supply and consumption of a controlled drug. The man remains in police custody at this time.

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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