UPDATE: Police make arrests in connection with home invasion

Update 3:50 p.m. Sunday:

Police confirmed Sunday afternoon they have made two further arrests and recovered two vehicles in connection with the terrifying armed home invasion in Patrick’s Island Saturday morning.

A 39-year-old man was arrested just after 1 a.m. Sunday and a juvenile was arrested Saturday morning after a vehicle accident on School Road, George Town.

“During a search of the vehicle he was driving certain items were found that led to his arrest,” the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in a statement.

Two vehicle have been recovered by police, including a Honda Civic reported stolen from the Marriott resort shortly before the home invasion, according to the statement.

A total of three people have now been arrested in connection with the crime.

***Original story***

Armed men burst into a home in Patrick’s Island early Saturday morning, tied up the residents with duct tape and stole cash and valuables.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., three men, two carrying guns and one with a hammer, entered the home and threatened the occupants, a man and a woman.

The male resident was assaulted during the raid. Cash, jewelry and other valuables were taken.

One of the victims was able to free themselves and call police, after the intruders left.

The couple was traumatized but did not require medical attention, police said.

Armed officers and a senior investigating officer were sent to the scene.

According to a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, “Officers were able to develop positive lines of inquiries that led to the recovery of items believed to have come from the victims’ residence at another George Town location.”

A 22-year-old man was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of aiding and abetting a crime and is in police custody.

One of the males who entered the Patrick Island residence is described as 5 ft. 9-10 inches tall and slim-built, and the other two are described as 5 ft. 10-11 inches tall and also slim-built.

The investigations are been led by Detective Inspector Joseph Wright and the investigative team resourced by detectives of the Criminal Investigations Department and other key personnel.

Anyone with information should call George Town police station on 949-4222, the confidential tip line on 949-777 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 8400-8477 or online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.

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  1. Crime victims may develop PTSD, unless they receive an appropriate crisis intervention as soon as possible. I recommend Jon Connelly, PhD, LCSW, Delray Beach, FL. (watch Kristin Rivas at TEDxRainier).

    This home invasion highlights the risks associated with involving (quotes from the Compass article “Residency hearings to start next week”) “reassigned staff members”,'”Caymanian university graduates” and Permanent residency Board members “shadows” in “processing the documents”, as it was expressed in the Roger Davies’ comment on June 16, 2017.

    I assume that Permanent Residency Board members have signed confidentiality agreements, but what about the “helpers”?

    Who would guarantee that the next home invasion won’t be guided by a”helper”?

    Are there any policies and controls in place that would ensure confidentiality of the extremely private information?

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  2. I agree with Ms Bell , and I wonder if there’s anything in the work permits Laws that stipulates such a thing , that would make one think twice before you would attempt to do anything that would jeopardize your work permit .
    But I think that the HELPERS could be great help to criminals .

    I believe that Government and Police Department and Immigration Department all needs to go back to the drawing board with crime problem in the Cayman islands .

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