ONE of the men accused of robbing almost $100,000 from a Bakery in East Honiara will appear in court on May 12.
This is for a pre-trial conference.
Frank Firimolea had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge of armed robbery but later changed his plea to a not guilty one.
His co-accused Eddie Sanau was already sentenced recently to three years and six months imprisonment after confessing to the armed robbery.
The robbery incident happened at 4am on April 28 last year.
Firimolea was allegedly part of a group of seven people who were armed with weapons such as knives and iron.
The group arrived at the Bakery premises in a vehicle which they used to escape in after the alleged robbery.
During Sanau’s sentence, it was heard that the victims were forcefully awakened from their peaceful sleep and got assaulted.
The use of the weapons and violence against the alleged victims made the workers at the bakery shop to escape leaving the victims and others vulnerable.
The alleged victims were assaulted and punched several times before the large sum of money was taken from them.
The money stolen that night was SBD$90,600, AUD$1,000 which is equivalent to $6000 and USD$400 which is equivalent to $3000.
Two Acer Note Books, one iPhone and four mobile phones were also stolen.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN