Cops extradite CNB suspect

| 10/03/2013

CNB robbery_0.jpg(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that a Jamaican man wanted in connection with a daylight bank robbery at the Cayman National Bank, in Buckingham Square , last June has been extradited to Cayman. Ryan Edwards (36), from the eastern parish of St Thomas, was brought back here Friday when he was charged with robbery, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence and removing property from the Cayman Islands. The extradition application was made by local officials after Jamaican police apprehended him when the car he was in was searched in a routine stop. The police found US$5,000 and CI$35,000, which matched that stolen during the CNB robbery, and found that Edwards was wanted in Cayman after fleeing the Islands by boat.

Edwards is the sixth person to be charged in relation to the bank robbery. One of the men has pleaded guilty and is being held in protective custody as he awaits sentence, while four other men are in the middle of on-going legal hearings relating to the case.

The robbery took place before ten in the morning but the getaway was foiled when the robbers’ car collided with an armoured truck. As a result, they were forced to abandon the car and flee on foot before they were picked up by a second car. In the process the suspects dropped a significant amount of the money they had stolen. However, the offenders still made off with several thousand dollars.

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