No charges yet in bank robbery

Detectives arrested a fourth person in connection with the recent Cayman National Bank robbery in West Bay, but no charges have been filed yet.

The RCIP said on Monday that officers had until today (Wednesday) to either charge or release the three men they already in custody in connection with the armed raid at the bank’s Centennial Square branch on 10 March.

The arrest of the fourth person came on Monday morning, according to a RCIP press release.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the bank raid in which a security guard was shot and injured.

‘We are making a particular appeal to a man in a red t-shirt or polo type shirt seen outside the bank and who left the scene on a motorbike,’ said Detective Chief Inspector Kurt Walton.

‘This man is not considered a suspect but could have seen something important to the investigation,’ he said.

‘We would like to hear from anyone who saw two men dressed in black either walking or running in the Birch Tree Hill area including Lenders Close and Bankers Road at around 1.45 to 2pm on that afternoon.

‘It is possible that the pair could have split up and gone separate ways so sightings of one man are also welcome,’ he said.

Descriptions of the suspects are that the first man was armed with a small handgun.

He wore black trousers and a dark grey top with either grey arms or a grey undershirt with two grey stripes down the side.

His face was covered with a black mask; he wore dark footwear and was carrying a red bag with straps, possibly a rucksack.

The second man was armed with a rifle type weapon and was wearing black trousers and white footwear.

He had a hooded top with white writing on the front and had a cloth covering his face.

Anyone with information should contact the major incident room on 244-3048 or Crime Stoppers on 800 TIPS.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a financial reward should their information lead to an arrest.

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