The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirms it has now recaptured a 16-year-old male who escaped from the custody of West Bay police.
The escape took place Monday around 10.45am. The teen was being held at West Bay police station and somehow managed to escape from officers’ custody. It was not immediately clear how.
There were no details provided regarding where or how the boy was rearrested.
Although police did not confirm the details, sources told the Caymanian Compass that the teen was the same individual arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Mostyn’s Esso in Bodden Town earlier this month. Two police officers were fired upon following that incident.
Police said an investigation would be conducted into the escape.
Officers had set up at least two roadblocks on streets heading out of the district by mid-morning during the search for the teen.
Traffic was backed up severely in both directions around mid-day.