3 suspects arrested over Ang Mo Kio jewellery shop robbery; one charged

Some of the items recovered from the robbery.
Some of the items recovered from the robbery.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
CCTV footage of the 27-year-old suspect who robbed the Blk 574 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 jewellery store on Aug 14, 2019.
CCTV footage of the 27-year-old suspect who robbed the Blk 574 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 jewellery store on Aug 14, 2019.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Three men aged between 27 and 36 have been arrested for their involvement in a robbery of $100,000 worth of items from a jewellery shop in Ang Mo Kio, police said on Friday (Aug 16).

M. Jegatheesh, 27, was charged on Friday afternoon, and Veeramani Subran Das, 31, and Sharavindran Suppiah, 36, will be charged on Saturday. All three face charges of robbery with common intention.

The loot has been recovered.

Police received a report of the robbery at Block 574 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 on Wednesday at 4.09pm.

Wearing a motorcycle helmet and dark clothing, Jegatheesh had allegedly entered the shop and took away an assortment of jewellery worth around $100,000. He is believed to have made his getaway in a car.

He was not armed and the two staff members present in the shop at the time were not harmed.

The two owners of the shop are elderly Chinese men.

The three suspects are aged 27, 31, and 36.


Deputy superintendent Tan Lian Heng showing the recovered loot from the robbery. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

 
 

One suspect was arrested within 15 hours and the other two within 36 hours.

The 27-year-old man will be charged in court on Friday while the other two men will be charged on Saturday with robbery with common intention.

If convicted, they could be jailed for up to 10 years, with up to six strokes of the cane.