Two alleged CT naval base robbers denied bail

The third accused has been released on R 3,000 bail after appearing in court yesterday.

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CAPE TOWN - Two men accused of stealing arms from the Simon's Town naval base will remain behind bars.

The third accused has been released on R 3,000 bail after appearing in court yesterday.

The trio were arrested after weapons, including hand grenades, were stolen during a break-in last month.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says lawyers for Dillon Sewkumar and Duncan Gouviac, who have been charged with housebreaking, theft and contravention of the Explosives Act, could not convince the court it was in the public interest for them to be released on bail.

The third accused, Karabo Ramakgopa, who took possession of a firearm, was granted bail on condition that he reports to Simon's Town police station daily.

The three had requested bail, arguing they needed to support their families and further their education.

The matter has been postponed to 7 September when it will be transferred to the Wynberg Magistrates Court.