Cops arrest four in bank job

| 22/06/2012

scotia bank robbery2 (291x300).jpg(CNS): Updated with names — Four men have been charged in connection with a George Town bank robbery last month, police revealed Thursday morning. Although no details of the crime have been revealed by the RCIPS, Christopher Julian Myles (aka Frank White), Kevin Curtis Bowen and James McLean have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery at the Scotia Bank on Thursday, 3 May. These three men, aged 31, 30 and 19 appeared in court Thursday 21 June following the appearance of a 25-year-old man who appeared in court on Tuesday 19 June charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Police have not yet stated why the charges relate to conspiracy and not actual robbery but there is no indication that this was an inside job. The bank was held up in broad daylight in downtown George Town on a busy cruise ship day by three men. The masked men entered the bank at around 11:45, two of whom were armed with what appeared to be guns. The robbers then threatened staff and customers at the Cardinal Avenue branch of Scotia Bank before making off with a sum of cash.

The suspects entered an awaiting getaway vehicle – a dark blue coloured Honda Accord saloon car — which was directly outside the bank. The car was then seen to drive off towards the Eastern Avenue area which was later found abandoned in Bronze Road a short time after the robbery, behind the Church of the New Testament off North Sound Road.

No shots were fired during the robbery and none of the staff or customers were injured but the getaway was caught on camera by a visitor to the Cayman Islands who passed the picture to the police.

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  1. Get Some says:

    Looks like the current review now being done of the RCIPS has spurred them into action to justify their elaborate spending and budget and not crime as one would have expected.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tomorrow's headline:  "Four Suspects Released by RCIPS"

  3. Anonymous says:

    Outstanding. I trust the good police work shown here continues

  4. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again…Catch and release…

    Anyone want dibbs on this one…I say five days?

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is great news.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What nationality are they?

    • Anonymous says:

      Not sure why this matters… All criminals in Cayman should be punished equally under the law.

    • Anonymous says:

      Does it really matter?????????????

    • JTB says:

      Why do you ask?

    • Anonymous says:

      Who cares!  Criminals are never restricted by nationality, age, race, gender.  A criminal is a criminal. 

    • Mr Bean says:

      Were they from the Disany Ship? Are Micky, Goffey and Donald off the hook? The Kids will be pleased.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well if this goes to trial and they have the "RIGHT" criminals then the RCIPS deserve a huge slap on the back. If ever there was a time when Law and Order needed an uplifting story it's now. David Baines and his team have been subjected to so much negative publicity over the past couple of years it's high time the tide turned!!.

    • RoadBum says:

      I think the police is doing a good job, but the problem is the public interefering, and putting them down.  Clapp, even if they did not sing good. ok.