(Published in The Cayman Reporter, June 21, 2017)
Two men and a juvenile are currently in custody following a terrifying home invasion which resulted in two Patrick’s Island residents being threatened and tied up with duct tape.
The assault, which left the victims traumatised, 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 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.
Shortly after the incident police reported that a 22-year-old male was arrested. Not long after a juvenile was arrested following a car crash on School Road. On Sunday, June 18, a 39-year-old male from George Town was arrested.
According to reports, 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 home invasion occurred.
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.”
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 on 949-7777, via Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS), or online at tip-submit.com