Cops arrest suspected West Bay muggers

| 21/12/2012

(CNS): Police arrested two men yesterday in connection with an early morning street robbery in West Bay. The men, aged 25 and 30, are currently in police custody after their arrest in the district Thursday evening on suspicion of robbery. The two men are accused of holding up a couple at knife point in the early hours of Wednesday, 19 December, in the vicinity of the Four Way Stop in West Bay close to Centennial Towers. The man and woman who were mugged reportedly received minor injuries but police have not stated if anything was taken from them.  Meanwhile, police have also confirmed that the 20-year-old man arrested over the murder of Jackson Rainford in George Town Sunday remains in custody.

The young man arrested in connection to the shooting the 23-year-old Jamaican national in a car in Printers Way around 10:30 Sunday night has not been charged with the first killing of 2012 in Cayman.

Rainford was reportedly shot several times by a single gunman while sitting in the passenger seat of a white Honda Civic. A police spokesperson said the gunman made his escape from the scene on foot and the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after 1:00am Monday.

A murder incident room has been established at George Town police station and a team of 15 officers is currently dedicated to the investigation. DS Bodden urged anyone who may have information to call the murder team directly on 649-3057 or 649-4522. Alternatively, people can call the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Non-Party Member says:

    Keep up the good efforts, RCIPS. The overwhelming majority of the public is behind you, always remember, particularly when dealing with "difficult customers". Just be polite and respectful and you'll be fine. XXXX

  2. Anonymous says:

    Let us see a standing conviction hold up against an appeal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shocking that no comments on this new trend of violnt muggings.. great that they were caught thought!

    Too bad the missing RCIOPS Command Vehicle  & Motorcycle has only added to the people's lack of confidence in providing info to them…

    • skillypok says:

      We have a new name for the coppers? RCIOPS? Bet they're on the ball!

  4. Anonymous says:

    well done rcip…youre on a roll.