Three more charged in CNB robbery

Two more people appeared in Summary Court Tuesday afternoon charged in connection with the Cayman National Bank robbery in West Bay Friday, 10 March.

The defendants are Bjorn Connery Ebanks, 22, and Royce Leon Cornwall, 25. Both are of West Bay addresses.

Another man charged with them, Craig Damion Dilbert, was not in court. Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale was advised that Dilbert, 28, had not been apprehended. His address is in George Town.

All three men are Caymanian.

A Jamaican national, Eluno George Liking, appeared in court last week charged with the robbery, firearms offences and causing grievous bodily harm to a security guard at the bank (Caymanian Compass, 31 March).

The amount of money alleged stolen was US$6,756.

Defence Attorney John Furniss said the allegations as he understood them were that Ebanks and Dilbert, accompanied by Liking, were responsible for the robbery at the bank. The allegation against Cornwall was that he picked up individuals ‘after they abandoned the white Jeep.’

This was an apparent reference to police reports that two men left the bank after the robbery and made off in a white Jeep Wrangler driven by a third person.

Mr. Furniss said the Cornwell will deny the allegation. His instructions from Ebanks were limited at this stage.

The attorney noted that both defendants had been held by police, released and then rearrested. He indicated that he would like to make bail applications, but details in the summary of the Crown’s case were fairly sparse.

The magistrate agreed that the Crown would have to disclose evidence at some point so that she could judge the cogency of it.

Crown Counsel Gail Johnson said there was not much she could do at this point since inquiries were ongoing.

The two men were remanded in custody, in part because of the nature and seriousness of the offences. They are also accused of firearms offences.

A press statement released by police later on Tuesday asked anyone with information relating to Craig Dilbert’s whereabouts to contact police. It contained a reminder that aiding, abetting or harbouring a fugitive is a criminal offence.

Members of the public were also asked to contact investigating officers if they had any information about the incident. Detective Chief Inspector Kurt Walton and Detective Inspector Livingston Bailey can be reached at 949-4222.

Information may be passed on through the anonymous Crime Stoppers line at 800-TIPS. Callers need not give their names and could be entitled to a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.

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