Suspect bank robber still in Jamaican jail

| 14/09/2012

CNB robbery_0.jpg(CNS): A 36 year old Jamaican man wanted in the Cayman Islands in connection with the CNB robbery in Buckingham Square in June was remanded in custody by a Jamaican magistrate Thursday until 4 October. The RCIPS is currently seeking the extradition of Ryan Edwards from Seaforth in St Thomas after he was arrested in the neighbouring country by local police who then matched cash he had on him to notes stolen in the bank heist. Edwards is also wanted for offences in Jamaica and will next appear on 4 October but it is not clear when he will be extradited to Cayman.  According to the Jamaica Observer the Director of Public Prosecution there is still awaiting the formal extradition request from Cayman.

When Edwards was arrested last month some US$5000 and CI$35,000 was allegedly found in the car he was driving which the investigating officers connected to the daylight bank robbery. Edwards is believed to have fled to Jamaica after the heist in which the robbers stole around $500,000, by boat.

Shortly after the hold up, one man from West Bay who has now pleaded guilty to his involvement in the heist was arrested and as a result police arrested further suspects who are due to stand trial next April.

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