Radovan Krejcir to apply for bail

2012-02-16 07:27

Johannesburg - Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir, who was arrested in connection with an armed robbery, will apply for bail in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Krejcir was arrested at his home in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, on Sunday afternoon.

His alleged accomplices, Jason Dominguez and Veselin Langanin were arrested in Bryanston and at a restaurant in Sandton.

The three were being held for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery in Pretoria in October.

They allegedly entered a Pretoria West shop and held the owner at gunpoint before making off with R200 000.

There was a subsequent shoot-out in which Dominguez was reportedly injured.


On Monday State prosecutor Casper Kruger sought a two-day postponement to allow police time to verify various details of the three accused, including whether they were wanted by Interpol.

However, advocate Mike Hellens argued the defence had been prepared to provide all information since October 26 last year and that the State's attempt to seek an additional two day postponement was "an exercise of police power for power's sake".

He said Krejcir was known to police and there was nothing further that needed to be verified.

Magistrate Maryke De Larey said police should verify all details they needed to by the time of the formal bail application.

  • Larry - 2012-02-16 07:33

    This scumbag is a danger to society and should not be allowed bail. He is also a proven runner.

      Vusi - 2012-02-16 07:50

      Isn't it amazing! We allow this internationally known criminal to continue his activities here and now wasting our tax money in the courts and jails. Just deport him or feed him to the sharks!

  • Anthony - 2012-02-16 07:43

    businessman????I think not.

      procold2 - 2012-02-16 08:59

      This guy is a hood and should stay in jail until sentencing or deportation.

  • MSGRule - 2012-02-16 07:45

    He has links to many other bad things...don't screw this up now

  • Comrade - 2012-02-16 07:48

    This scumbag Krejcir is a major 3rd force in underworld crime. The sooner he is off the streets the better. Send him back to his home country - they will hang him!!!

  • Rudluv7 - 2012-02-16 07:50

    pls dnt give ths scumbag bail,South Africans are to lenient when applying the law on foreigners,but in other countries SA citizens feel the full force of that particular country's laws..i.e china...

  • brynvw - 2012-02-16 08:03

    I'm too scared to comment. This man is the godfather. He will track me down and hurt my family!

      paullombard17 - 2012-02-16 08:38

      Godfather? - more like Dogfather!! -everything this oke touches seems either to be a scam or someone gets hurt/killed..hel get bail, go to court yada yada, case thrown out or docket goes "missing", its only a matter of time before he crosses some other wannabe wiseguy and gets a bullet..until that happens we sit and wait...

  • Peace - 2012-02-16 08:04

    ship this filth on a first plane to Czech Republic to face the music,he is not a "businessman" but a career criminal.

  • Trevor - 2012-02-16 08:19

    The media says "Czech bussinessman" Should be "Czech Crook" They should throw away the key on this MF, and yet the docket or something is going to go wrong again so that he can get bail

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-16 09:15

    The smumbag has overstayed his welcome in SA. Get rid of him and his cronies. Keep them locked up. We have enough other criminals on free foot.

  • Paula - 2012-02-16 09:25

    Come one come all..The open policy and easy access to SA has led to this madness.Immigrants coming into SA with the purpose of promoting this rubbish.The government needs to start looking after SA citizens and stop protecting the scumbags that are tarnishing our country...We have such limited resources and such a high population yet our very hospitable government invites over everyone for a lavish dinner whilst his own"family" are cold and hungry...But as long as there are happy and well fed why care of the people who put where you are....Lord have mercy...

  • Desmond - 2012-02-16 09:27

    Give him bail and escort him directly onto a plane destined for Czechslovaklia. He can face the music there and save the South African taxpayer a lot of money.

  • Mbulelo - 2012-02-16 09:49

    South Africa has become a haven for criminals neh?This is NOT good

  • Mbulelo - 2012-02-16 09:49

    South Africa has become a haven for criminals neh?This is NOT good

  • wally.snr - 2012-02-16 10:02

    Strange, this guy is not some sort of minister of police or security....HA-HA..........let him rot , send him back for justice

  • Silvana - 2012-02-16 10:27

    Yeah right, grant him bail so he can go on the run. As I said in the article about the Russian strip club owner. GET RID of these ex Eastern Bloc mafiosi. Thay are ruthless scum.

  • Bibi - 2012-02-16 11:58

    Why is it so easy for criminals to enter and work in South Africa. This guy entered our ports with false documentation, been arrested a couple of times and he is still here! The club/restaurant protection services are run by foreigners and they are all still here, despite the fact that they intimidate restaurant owners. It takes years of red tape to legally work here as a doctor or a nurse. Cape town is flooded with foreigners on a weekly basis, where and how do they enter the country legally?

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