Police officer arrested over bank burglary

A police officer has been arrested in connection with the burglary of a bank in 2016.

The 46-year-old officer, who has not been named, was arrested on Thursday and has been suspended from duty by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

He has not yet been charged and police have released few details.

The Cayman Compass understands the arrest is linked to a break-in at the Royal Bank of Canada on Shedden Road, George Town, in June 2016.

Media reports form the time indicate the bank was targeted in an overnight raid. The burglars weren’t able to get into the bank’s vault but took money from tills behind the cashiers’ desks, according to reports.

The police statement Thursday said, “Detectives with the Serious Crime Review Team of the RCIPS arrested a man, age 46 of George Town, in connection with the burglary of a bank, that occurred in June 2016.

“The man is a police officer with the RCIPS, and has been suspended from duty.  He is currently on police bail.”

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