Courts Road suspect nabbed

A 45-year-old man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of robbery in connection with two recent assaults on Courts Road in George Town.

Police said the man remains in custody while enquiries continue, but that no charges had been filed.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service ‘Hot Spot’ team was credited with that arrest and several others over the weekend.

The team is made up of regular police officers and special constables (unpaid volunteer officers) and is tasked with addressing burglary offences and focusing on areas where crime has been a problem, such as Courts Road and local liquor licensed premises.

Police said another man, aged 24, was stopped and searched in the vicinity of Saturn Close, Eastern Avenue by the Hot Spot team. Officers said a large amount of cash and what is believed to be crack cocaine was found on him.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply. He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

In a third incident from the weekend, a number of rounds of shotgun ammunition were recovered by the team following a search of an area on Shedden Road.

Police conducting proactive patrols in the vicinity of Archie’s Bar arrested a 32-year-old man who was wanted on suspicion of theft. As part of the enquiries a search of the area was conducted resulting in the recovery of the ammo.

Police said the Hot Spot team has also been working hard on crime prevention measures and officers have been building links with nighttime security officers, educating workers as to suspicious activity they should be on the look out for and what to report to police.

‘We’re putting pressure on known offenders and want to bring as many criminals before the court as possible,’ said RCIPS Inspector Bennard Ebanks. ‘We must work together to do this and have been building excellent relationships with outside partners such as security guards.’