Jamaican court orders extradition of CI bank suspect

| 08/01/2013

(CNS): A 36-year-old man wanted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will soon be extradited from his native Jamaica after a judge issued a court order last week. Ryan Edwards, who is from the eastern parish of St Thomas, is wanted in connection with the Cayman National Bank robbery at Buckingham Square last June, in which an armed gang made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a daylight heist. Evidence was presented to the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate's court implicating him in the bank robbery, which according to the Jamaican media, resulted in the extradition order.

The suspect will now be held in Jamaica until an extradition warrant is issued and Edwards will be brought to Cayman, where he is expected to be charged for his part in the heist. Several men have already been charged and await trial later this year.

According to the Jamaican police, Edwards was apprehended in August last year when the St Thomas police stopped two men in the parish in a parked Toyota Altis car. A search of the vehicle revealed a large sum of cash, including US$5,000 and CI$35,000.

Checks with the RCIPS found that several of the notes found in Edwards' possession matched those stolen during the CNB robbery in the Cayman Islands and that Edwards was a wanted man in Cayman after he fled the Cayman Islands to Jamaica by boat.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Jamaican police and court.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can we not work out a deal with Jamaica to keep him in prison there?

      • Anonymous says:

        They have to be tried first and the crime was committed in Cayman.

      • Anon says:

        Well there is the small matter of a trial first and a finding of guilt before you can lock someone up. Thats what makes the difference between us and somewhere like North Korea.