Man in court after cop chase, gun found

One of the two men arrested following an early morning police chase appeared in court Tuesday, charged with possessing an unlicensed firearm.

Robert Aaron Crawford was remanded in custody until his next court hearing on 29 November.

The second man arrested after the chase on Friday, 18 November is still in police custody but has not been charged.

According to a police report on the incident, around 3.25am Friday, armed Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were on patrol near the Grand Pavilion on West Bay Road when the officers’ attention was drawn to a suspicious vehicle driving away from the location, police said. .

Officers said the car drove along West Bay Road toward George Town and turned onto the Esterley Tibbets Highway, going back to West Bay. Near the back of the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman, the car collided with a road barrier.

As the police vehicle approached the scene of the crash, two men ran from the car, police said.

Officers pursued one of the men into the bush area. The man was detained and a handgun with ammunition was recovered nearby. Police said the man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. No shots were discharged and no-one was injured during the chase.

The second man from the car was arrested a short time later on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.



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