1 charged in bank robbery

One man appeared in Summary Court yesterday charged in connection with the robbery of Cayman National Bank in West Bay on 10 March.

Details of the charge against Eluno George Liking are that he stole cash to the value of US$6,756 from CNB at Centennial Towers and used force against a named security guard.

He is also charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the security guard, possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of an unlicensed firearm with intent to commit an offence and discharging a firearm in a public place.

Liking, 25, is a Jamaican national with an address in West Bay. He was represented by attorney David McGrath, who asked if the defendant’s legal aid could be extended to cover this matter.

Liking was brought to court last week in another matter – the robbery of Foster’s Republix in West Bay on 4 March (Caymanian Compass, 20 March). That set of charges includes possession of an unlicensed firearm and abduction.

In connection with the 4 March matter, Liking has since been charged with possession of unlicensed ammunition: one magazine containing five live rounds of hollow-point ammunition and seven rounds of copper-head ammunition.

Few details were made known in court when Liking appeared before Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale yesterday. Crown Counsel Andre Mon Desir did say that investigation was ongoing.

The magistrate remanded Liking in continued custody. She adjourned his matter until a date when it was expected that a preliminary inquiry could take place so that he could be committed to Grand Court.

According to a police press release about the CNB robbery, another man remained in police custody as of Thursday morning.