Ruling on Auki bank armed robbery today

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THE court will today make its ruling on the committal hearing on the Auki BSP bank armed robbery incident.

Prosecution has made an application at the Honiara Magistrate Court on the bank armed robbery cases to be committed to the High Court so that higher penalties can be imposed on the cases.

This is the case where five men were alleged to have involved in robbing the Bank South Pacific in Auki in relation to the incident which occurred on November 27, 2015.

Police said the men were armed with dangerous weapons and one of them had a gun and fired a shot while standing outside the bank as lookout, the court was told. While other accused stayed in the getaway car

Two others went into the bank and filled up bags with about SI$200,000 and US$10,000, the court heard.

The prosecution also said that another shot was fired before the accused left the bank.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown.