The investigation into last September’s armed robbery of a family living in Prospect is still active, and in fact the police are hopeful they now have some evidence that could solve the case, Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan said last week.
The robbery put the upper echelon of the government on high alert because there was evidence that the intended victim was Attorney General Sam Bulgin, who lives in the area.
Mr. Kernohan, who took over as Police Commissioner the month after the robbery, said he hoped that a significant piece of evidence would lead to a detention of the perpetrators.
‘I’m hopeful that it’s a good piece of information,’ Mr. Kernohan said.
‘If we could put it on a specific person, it could lead to a detention.
The robbery took place 15 September of last year.
Two armed men forced their way into the home in the Patrick’s Island subdivision that contained two women and five children at the time. The women were tied up and had pillowcases put over their heads, which was the same treatment the husband of one of the women received when he returned home.
The robbers took jewellery and fled in the family’s car, which they abandoned a short distance away. The men are thought to be Jamaican.
After the incident, many of the high-ranking Cayman Islands Government officials travelled with armed security personnel.