A man believed to be implicated in a bank robbery in the Cayman Islands is now in police custody awaiting extradition.
He’s 36-year old Ryan Edwards, a mason of Seaforth in St. Thomas.
According to police reports, on Saturday the police accosted two men along the Lyssons main road in a parked Toyota Altis motor car.
A search of the car was conducted and a large sum of cash, including five thousand US dollars and 35 thousand Caymanian dollars was found.
Checks with the Royal Caymanian Police, revealed that several of the notes found in Mr. Edwards’ possession matched notes stolen during a bank robbery in the Cayman Islands.
The probe also revealed that Mr. Edwards was wanted by the Royal Cayman Police for the robbery of the Cayman Nation Bank in June of this year.
Arrangements are now being made for Mr. Edwards’ extradition.
The 2004 Toyota Altis motor car was also seized by the police.
The police theorize that Mr. Edwards fled the Cayman Islands to Jamaica by boat.
Yesterday an application was made in the Yallahs Resident Magistrate’s Court that he be remanded.
The application was granted and Mr. Edwards was remanded until August 20.
The other man was questioned by the police and released.
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