The suspect was arrested on Monday, June 20 as part of the police investigation into the robbery at the Western Union at Sir William Newton Street, Port Louis, was presented before the court in Port Louis on Tuesday afternoon.
Police had objected to his release on parole and he was taken back into police cell. A provisional charge of theft was brought against him.
This inhabitant of 25-year-old from the capital is not unknown to police. He is suspected of being involved in the robbery at the National Transport Authority, in Cassis, in 2009 where Rs 5.5 million had been washed away. He is also suspected of having tried to rob a bank in the North. He denies the charges against him.
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On Saturday night, a sum of Rs 4, 6 million was taken away from the Western Union at Sir William Newton Street (3 million rupees and the rest in foreign currency). In the context of this case, the security guard who was on duty at the relevant time was questioned on Sunday. He explained to the sleuths of CID of Port Louis South that he was in the building and he heard nothing. He was allowed to go home after investigation.
A former security guard, aged thirty years, was also questioned. He was allowed to go home after the exercise.