Two more suspects arrested over $620,000 armed robbery in 2014

Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with an armed gang robbery at the carpark of Block 110 in Aljunied Crescent on Nov 5, 2014.
Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with an armed gang robbery at the carpark of Block 110 in Aljunied Crescent on Nov 5, 2014.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with an armed gang robbery that happened two years ago. It occurred at the carpark of Block 110 in Aljunied Crescent on Nov 5, 2014.

With the help of the Malaysian police, the two suspects were arrested in Malaysia and handed over to the Singapore police on Tuesday (Aug 2). The male suspects, aged 29 and 30, will appear in court on Thursday (Aug 4), the Singapore Police said in a statement.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) and director of the Criminal Investigation Department Tan Chye Hee said: "I would like to thank the Royal Malaysia Police for pressing on with their efforts to locate the suspects behind this serious crime which occurred in November 2014.

"With the strong assistance from our foreign law-enforcement partners, the Police will persevere and ensure that criminals who remain on the run will be brought back to justice no matter how long it takes."

The armed gang robbery involved more than $620,000 in local and foreign currencies stolen from moneychanger Ali Yousouf Saiboo, 37.

He worked for his father-in-law's money-changing business at The Arcade. On the day of the robbery, he decided to keep the money at his father-in-law's home in Aljunied Crescent. But he was ambushed in his car by five men clad in balaclavas and face masks, with plasters stuck on their fingertips.

The robbery is believed to have involved eight men.

Three other men have been sentenced for their respective roles in the armed robbery. A fourth suspect was charged in April. Others are still at large.

goyshiyi@sph.com.sg