Manager, 4 others get bail in Cape Town bank robbery case

2016-09-19 21:19
Bank branch manager Carmen Kolbee and her partner Kensley, both 39, were each granted R10,000 bail in court on Monday after being arrested for their alleged role in an armed robbery at a bank in 2014. (Supplied)

Bank branch manager Carmen Kolbee and her partner Kensley, both 39, were each granted R10,000 bail in court on Monday after being arrested for their alleged role in an armed robbery at a bank in 2014. (Supplied)

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Cape Town – A branch manager, her partner and three others accused of working together to rob a bank in 2014 were granted bail by the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Carmen Kolbee, 39, Kensley Kolbee, 39, Ebrahima Isaacs, 45, Samonien Hattas, 49, and Leroy Ackerman, 35, were arrested in pre-dawn raids last week.

Two others who were arrested at the same time have since turned State witnesses. 

The Kolbees were each granted R10 000 bail, while the others were each granted R8 000, all with strict conditions.

On her Facebook profile, Kolbee listed her occupation as a team leader for Standard Bank.

The Hawks, the police’s tactical response team, and the flying squad swooped on several addresses around Athlone on Friday to make the arrests.

The bank in Kuils River was robbed on November 12, 2014.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said at the time that an unknown number of armed people forced their way into the premises as staff were arriving for work.

They held them hostage and later fled with more than R500 000.

 

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