Two more men arrested for brazen robbery of moneychanger

SINGAPORE - The police have arrested two more suspects, aged 27 and 28, in connection with the brazen robbery of a moneychanger in an open air carpark last week.

The suspects were arrested in Malaysia with the assistance of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) and they were extradited to Singapore on Wednesday, said the Singapore police in a statement on Thursday.

About US$30,000 in cash was also seized from both men.

Last Wednesday, moneychanger Ali Yousouf Saiboo, 35, lost over $600,000 when five men with ski masks robbed him in the open air carpark of Block 110 Aljunied Crescent in the early hours of the morning.

One suspect, Annadurai Raman, 42, was charged for the armed robbery on Saturday.

The two suspects who were arrested in Malaysia will be charged in court on Friday morning for armed robbery with hurt.

If convicted of the offence, the suspects face up to 20 years in jail and not less than 12 strokes of the cane.

Criminal Investigation Department deputy director Florence Chua said: "The arrest of the suspects was made possible through the close collaboration and working relationship between the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the RMP.

"The SPF would like to thank the RMP, in particular their Criminal Investigation Department (Bukit Aman Headquarters), for their strong and unequivocal support for this case."