CNB robbery defendant's interview read to jury

The jury in the trial for the 2012 robbery at Cayman National Bank heard police interviews with defendant Andre Burton read into the court record last week. 

Burton, along with David Tamasa, Rennie Cole and George Mignott, pleaded not guilty to robbing the CNB branch at Buckingham Square of more than $500,000, and not guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offense.  

In Burton’s first interview, he told police he had been doing duct work for air conditioning at an apartment in South Sound on June 28, the day the bank was robbed around 9:40 a.m. He said he and a co-worker arrived at the work site around 9:15 a.m. They went out around 11:30 a.m. to noon to a gas station on Walkers Road to get some drinks. 

After police spoke with the co-worker, they interviewed Burton again. In this second interview, Burton admitted leaving the work site the morning of the robbery.  

Asked how he got back to town, Burton said he didn’t wish to talk about that because he didn’t want to get anyone involved. 

One of the officers pointed out that it would help to identify the vehicle Burton was in “because it would eliminate you from the robbery.” The officer said they just wanted to speak to people who could confirm Burton’s account. Burton said he knew he didn’t have anything to do with the robbery and he didn’t have anything more to say.  

“I can prove myself in court,” Burton said. 

The interviewing officer said they just wanted to speak to people who could confirm Burton’s account. 

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