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UPDATE – All suspects are Caymanian Nationals

From RCIPS Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Further to yesterday’s release concerning the arrest of five men following an armed robbery in Little Cayman, we can confirm that all five men are Caymanian nationals aged 20, 27, 27 ,29 and 40 years.

The men remain in police custody while enquiries continue.

From RCIPS Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM

A joint operation involving the RCIPS Air and Marine Units led to the arrest of the five Little Cayman robbery suspects earlier this afternoon.

About 3.30pm, the RCIPS helicopter, which had deployed with armed officers on board, spotted a modified canoe approximately 25 miles off East End, Grand Cayman.

The helicopter crew coordinated an intercept of the canoe by the Marine Unit’s Guardian. The canoe, with five men on board, tried to evade Guardian by changing course several times at speed, however the combination of the helicopter hovering ahead and the tenacity of the Guardian crew led to the suspects stopping the boat in the water.

Marine officers boarded the canoe and arrested the men on suspicion of robbery. The men and the boat are currently being brought to shore.

Police enquiries continue.

Original story:

From RCIPS Tue 26 November 2013 14:46

The RCIPS Air Operations and Marine Units have been deployed to search for five robbery suspects who made off from Little Cayman in a boat.

About 1.10pm today police received a report that five men entered the Mini Mart in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. A number of the men were armed with what appeared to be firearms. They stole the cash pan from the store, ran off and boarded what has been described as a ‘fast vessel’. They were last seen heading out to sea.

No shots were fired and no-one was injured.

The RCIPS Air Operations and Marine Units are currently searching for the suspects’ boat.

A further update will be provided later.

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