Man suspected of robbing $600,000 from moneychanger charged

Annadurai, 42, charged with voluntarily causing hurt in committing armed robbery. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN
Annadurai, 42, charged with voluntarily causing hurt in committing armed robbery. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

SINGAPORE - A Malaysian man has been charged over the brazen robbery which took place in Aljunied early Wednesday morning.

Annadurai, 42, was charged on Saturday with voluntarily causing hurt in committing armed robbery on Nov 5 at around 1am at the car park of Block 110 Aljunied Crescent.

Money changer Ali Yousouf Saiboo, 35, lost more than $600,000 when five men wearing ski masks robbed him in an open air car park. Among other items, the suspect was charged jointly with other unknown persons for robbing United States currency amounting to $210,000 (S$262,500) as well as Saudi Arabian and Brunei currencies.

Court papers also stated that at least one man involved in the robbery was armed with a deadly weapon, a crowbar and voluntarily caused hurt to Mr Ali.