Published On: Fri, Jun 28th, 2013

All five suspects in gold bar heist set free

Court houseWILLEMSTAD – All five suspects in the gold bar heist case were set free today. This was ruled by a Judge after hearing the case. The suspects were Arthur Davelaar, Roger Penso, Giovanni Regales, Luis Alfredo Flores Segovia and Jose Luis Flores Segovia. The robbery took place on November 30, 2012.

The Judge has heard the arguments of different lawyers and in the first instance he had no objection against the first accusation namely the robbery of the gold bars. There were strong reasons to arrest each of the suspects. In this case there are lots of money involved since it was a gold robbery and that means that it affected public order.

According to the Judge, the way the authorities have conducted the case and seeing how long they have taken to investigate (6 months) it is not sure if the Prosecutors will be able to reach the deadline, October 18 and 23, on which the court is supposed to treat the case. There is no guarantee that the Prosecutors will have the case ready for the court date. Based on this, the Judge thinks that there are no motives to keep the suspects behind bars and consequently has suspended their arrest pending their court date.

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