Alleged navy depot thieves denied bail

2016-08-08 21:19


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Cape Town - Three men accused of stealing military equipment from the SA Navy arms depot in Simon's Town were denied bail on Monday.

The Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court postponed the matter to Thursday, Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said.

Both the accused’s and investigating officer’s affidavits were read into the record on Monday.

Two of the men, who were arrested in Steenberg on July 28, faced charges of housebreaking, theft, and the unlawful possession of explosives, prohibited firearms, and ammunition.

Several guns, grenades, and ammunition were stolen in July.

After their arrest, they allegedly led Military Police and the Hawks to where they had stored it. Everything was recovered.

The third accused, who was arrested at the navy barracks on July 30, is facing a charge of being in possession of a prohibited firearm.

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