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UPDATED: Couple tied up with duct tape, arrests made

UPDATED: Sunday, June 18 

Police have arrested an additional two persons in connection with the violent home invasion in which a couple were threatened and tied up with duct tape.

A juvenile was arrested following a car crash on School Road, Saturday. During a search of the vehicle he was driving certain items were found that led to his arrest.

A 39-year-old male from George Town was arrested on Sunday, June 18.

Police have also recovered two vehicles in connection with the home invasion. One of those cars is a Honda Civic which was reported stolen from the Marriott Hotel, West Bay Road, just a few hours before the incident.

 

A police statement said: “As investigations continued throughout the weekend police have arrested a total of three persons in relation to the incident.”

“All three males remain in police custody as investigations continue.”

Saturday, June 17

A terrifying home invasion resulted in two Patrick’s Island residents being threatened and tied up with duct tape.

The assault occurred on Saturday, June 17 at around 4:30 a.m., when three men, two carrying guns and one a hammer burst into the home. The assailants got away with cash, jewellery, and other valuables.

After the intruders left, one of the victims was able to free themselves and contacted 911.  Armed officers responded, along with the on-duty senior investigating officer. The victims, though traumatised, did not require immediate medical attention, police said.

“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 statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said.

“A George Town male, age 22-years-old was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of aiding and abetting the commission of a crime and is in police custody.”

One of the males who entered the Patrick Island residence is described as 5 foot 9 to 10 inches tall, slim built and the other two are described as 5 foot 10 to 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 involving this or any other crimes should contact the George Town Police Station 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at tipsubmit.com.

About Joanna Lewis

Joanna heads up the team at The Cayman Reporter, bringing more than 15 years industry experience as a newspaper and magazine editor, journalist, features writer and public relations specialist. Originally from the U.K., Joanna graduated with a BA (hons) in Journalism from the University of Sheffield. She is the former editor of a Cayman-based food and wine magazine as well as a former editor of a popular weekly lifestyle supplement covering arts and entertainment. When not focused on the news of the day and the day-to-day running of the business, Joanna likes to find time to write lifestyle articles on her particular areas of interest; food and wine, health and beauty, interior design, travel, and with the recent arrival of her little girl Ella, parenting.

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