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Colombian crooks' hunting ground

Published on Mar 31, 2013 9:24 AM

Crooks all the way from Colombia in South America are making their presence felt in Singapore.

They pack light and spend about $3,000 each to travel over multiple time zones to get here.

Some arrive solo, others with companions. Once here, they hook up with a fixer who arranges their accommodation, and perhaps even gets them a partner in crime.

Then they get to work, targeting private houses, watching neighbourhoods, before breaking into homes to steal cash and jewellery. Four Colombians were charged in court this month alone.

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