A high speed police chase on Grand Cayman Tuesday afternoon resulted in the apprehension of an individual wanted on suspicion of numerous offences including taking and driving a vehicle without consent.
A 29-year-old Caymanian man was arrested following the police pursuit and is in police custody.
The RCIPS confirmed to the Caymanian Compass that this man is not wanted in connection with the CNB bank robbery.
According to information issued by police, the man was arrested at an address in the East End area at approximately 5.45pm. The blue Honda Civic involved in the incident was also recovered.
The incident began at around 2pm when an RCIPS Ford Explorer attempted to pull down the vehicle on Walkers Road.
A release from the police notes, ‘The Civic refused to obey and a pursuit followed to Smith Road where a collision occurred involving a third vehicle. Two police officers were treated for cuts and bruises. The occupant of the third vehicle was unhurt. The Honda Civic fled the scene.’
Police have noted that the man has been arrested on suspicion of driving with no license, driving with no insurance, taking and driving a vehicle away without consent, dangerous driving, failing to stop for a police officer and fleeing the scene of an accident.
There was one police vehicle involved in the initial pursuit and then a number of vehicles involved in locating the offender.
An investigation was launched following the road accident yesterday.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the Honda Civic fleeing the scene. Anyone who can help is asked to contact George Town Police Station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 TIPS. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could be entitled to a cash reward should their information lead to an arrest.