Bank robber suspects fail to make bail

| 01/12/2014

(CNS): Three men acquitted in the Cayman National Bank robbery case who were seeking bail Friday remained in jail following a hearing before Justice Malcom Swift. David Tamasa and George Mignot, who have been in prison for more than two years, were refused bail, even though they were acquitted of the bank heist by the Court of Appeal last month. The men are now scheduled to face a new trial starting on 28 January and were remanded in custody until then. Meanwhile, a third man convicted of being the decoy in the case will have another chance to apply for bail after his hearing was adjourned. Rennie Cole was serving a nine year sentence for his part in the armed bank heist.

He is a Jamaican national who was in Cayman on a work permit when he was charged with the robbery. 

He was convicted of being the decoy who distracted the bank guards ahead of the robbers bursting into the bank but he was also acquitted along with three other men by the court of appeal last month and will now also face a new trial in January.

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