Two more suspects - aged 29 and 30 - have been arrested in Malaysia for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery case in 2014, and will be charged in court on Thursday.
With the assistance of the Royal Malaysia Police, the two suspects were arrested in Malaysia pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by the State Courts, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Wednesday (Aug 3).
The duo are allegedly part of a gang of eight robbers who made off with S$624,036.41 in cash, after ambushing the victim, Mr Ali Yousouf Saiboo, in the early hours of Nov 5, 2014.
The robbery took place at the car park of Block 110 Aljunied Crescent in front of the victim’s two-year-old son. The men used a crowbar to break the window of Mr Ali’s car, before dragging him out. They also threatened to harm his son.
Three of the robbers have been dealt with. In January this year, Ravi Sandhira Sagaran, 28, was jailed seven years with 12 strokes of the cane. In February 2016, Annadurai Raman, 43, and Tachana Moorthy Peromal, 29, were sentenced to seven and nine years’ jail respectively, and 12 strokes of the cane each.
The fourth suspect, Selvam Karupaya, 31, was arrested in Malaysia and charged in court on Apr 15 this year. The rest of the gang remain at large. The robbers are said to have meticulously planned their crime over months, including conducting surveillance on their victim by trailing his car and staking out his home, as well as the home of his father-in-law.