Police release suspects in robbery

Three people arrested last month for aiding and abetting fugitive bank robbery suspect Craig Damion Dilbert have been released on police bail.

Police said the two women and one man who were arrested would have to return at some point for official disposal of their cases. They could either face charges, be given a formal warning, or released without charge, depending on what Royal Cayman Islands Police Service investigators find.

‘They’ve not been charged with anything and at this point they’re completely innocent,’ said RCIPS spokesperson Deborah Denis.

Dilbert managed to dodge local police for more than nine months after the 10 March heist at the Cayman National Bank in West Bay. RCIPS arrested the 28-year-old Dilbert in the early hours of 16 December.

Ms Denis said investigators hadn’t made a definitive statement on the whether Dilbert ever left the island, but said it was considered ‘unlikely’ he had left.

Dilbert was charged along with three other men in the heist at the Cayman National Bank branch. 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 Royce Leon Cornwall, 24, were all arrested 12 March, just two days after the bank 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.