Burglars make off with cash from medical clinic

| 29/04/2021 | 11 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): Doctors Express was the victim of a break-in this week when burglars made off with a quantity of cash. The clinic was broken into at around 4:45 Wednesday morning, triggering the alarm and the arrival of the police within minutes of the burglary. The owners of the medical facility said no one was hurt but the burglars made off with an undisclosed sum of cash. “We are thankful that this incident took place when our facility was closed to the public and that none of our staff or patients were present,” said Samuel Banks, Director and General Counsel at Doctors Express.

“We have an extensive, high-definition, infrared surveillance system covering the premises and have provided footage of the perpetrators to the RCIPS. We also continue to work closely with the RCIPS in hopes that the perpetrators will be apprehended quickly so that no other businesses will be similarly targeted,” he added.

The clinic is still waiting for another court hearing after being a victim of an unlawful raid by the local authorities in 2019. Earlier this year Doctors Express filed a successful judicial review against the government regarding the raid at the premises, in which both the director of Customs and Border Control and the chief medical officer were found to have been dishonest in their collusion to illegally seize the clinic’s medical cannabis.

Although the court identified a catalogue of wrongdoing by public officials who colluded to prevent the doctors from dispensing legal cannabis to their patients, no one in authority relating to the unlawful raid and seizure has been reprimanded or sanctioned in any way. The ruling by the judge was published in February and outlined a damning chain of events.

The clinic is seeking costs and damages regarding the fallout from the incident. James Austin-Smith, the attorney who successfully handled their case, has warned that the errors committed by the individuals in authority will, when it is settled, prove to be very costly for the public purse.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Sure it wasn’t the CBC and the CMO?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Take the cash, leave my oil!

  3. Zezima says:

    I got worried that I wouldn’t be able to buy my monthly 1 gram of oil for $230..

    Then I remembered I have a year’s supply growing in my garage.


    #No Weed No Wote isn’t dead. Let Caymanians produce their own medicine instead of relying on this legal monopoly!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why leave cash at your business place?

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly! There is ZERO reason for any business to leave cash on premises overnight. Deposit everything at closing time. Shoot, make deposit during the day too if you can.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because you don’t live in a shithole

  5. Truth says:

    First they are robbed by the police and now by persons running from the police. Cayman islands. Still not out of the third world mentality yet and going back to its roots.

    • Anonymous says:

      So where exactly are you from? More than likely first world legal robbery with suits and ties!

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s not about the crime. Try understanding something first before commenting. Unless you can’t. I am from a third world island that is no longer third world. Your suit and tie guys are busy beating women and trying to stay out of jail. What does that tell you?

    • Anonymous says:

      These types of comments about Cayman being a third world country because of crime are ridiculous. Try reading local news from anywhere in the world and there will be every type of crime taking place there too. Of course there will also be commenters moaning about how bad that country is! If you’re Caymanian, try having a bit of pride in your country which is one of the best places to live at the moment, or if you’re an expat then either accept that you made an error moving here and go elsewhere, or show some respect for your current home. Crime exists everywhere, it’s an unfortunate fact of life.

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