Bank robbery suspect nabbed

He managed to elude local police for more than nine months, but this weekend the Royal Caymanian Islands Police Service caught up with 28-year-old Craig Damion Dilbert.

Police said Dilbert was arrested early Saturday morning by the RCIPS Uniform Support Group at an address in West Bay. RCIPS spokesperson Deborah Denis said it appears Dilbert never left the island, and had some support in avoiding capture.

Three other people, two women and a man, were arrested for aiding and abetting a fugitive in connection with Dilbert’s case. They’re still in custody, but have not been charged.

Dilbert was charged along with three other men in a 10 March heist at the Cayman National Bank, Centennial Towers branch, in West Bay. A security guard was shot in the arm during the robbery. The injury was not life threatening.

Eluno George Liking, 25, Bjorn Connery Ebanks, 22, and 24-year-old Royce Leon Cornwall were all arrested 12 March, just two days after the robbery. All three men face robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition charges. Liking was also charged with discharge of a firearm in a public place, and causing grievous bodily harm.

Dilbert was charged in his absence with robbery, and weapons possession. A fifth man who was arrested in connection with the bank robbery on 20 March was never charged.

Acting Commissioner of Police Rudi Dixon congratulated RCIPS staff who helped locate Dilbert.

‘This has been a long and protracted investigation, and we are obviously pleased that Craig Dilbert has been brought into custody,’ Mr. Dixon said.

Ms Denis said RCIPS had been actively seeking Dilbert since March, but that the aid he received delayed his capture.

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