The 28-year-old Giorgi K. was Tuesday night in his apartment in Berchem arrested. That happened without a lot of posturing. “Six policemen in citizen called in around 18 hours to the house. The man was apparently at home because he showed them through the intercom system within,” says a neighbor.
Detectives have the fingerprints of Giorgi K. found on stuff in the kelderappartement in the Nerviërsstraat were left behind. The bank robbers had that apartment rented to their tunnels to the bank branch on the Belgiëlei to dig. In the tunnels and the apartment are drills and grinding wheels found and also oxygen bottles that the bank robbers used to be not stunned to get caught up in the sewers.Beer drinking and joint smoking
According to reliable sources and Giorgi K. admitted that he was in the apartment in the Nerviërsstraat was but that he saw nothing of the preparations of the tunnelkraak. He spoke there once with his friend, Koba, M. , the first defendant, to drink a beer or a joint to smoke. Sometimes there was also a third man in the apartment. A jewish man Giorgi further not know.
Giorgi and Koba knew each other for quite some time. They worked previously together in a transport company but it went bankrupt. They then proceeded together to work for a carrier in Wommelgem. The whole day they delivered in the region of Antwerp large household appliances for elektroketens. The old equipment they took with them.
managing Director K.: “Koba in december summarily dismissed. He had a black business set up with second hand appliances. Who had to actually go back to the elektroketen but Koba kept them behind. On the basis of camera images, he is caught and buitengezet. That Koba is arrested, fascinates me, not right away. He was always in need of money and was a bossy type.”