Authorities working to bring StanChart robbery suspect back to Singapore

Nicholas Yong

Photo: Nicholas Yong/Yahoo Singapore

The man who allegedly robbed the Standard Chartered Bank branch in Holland Village is in the process of being brought back to Singapore. 

Yahoo Singapore understands that Singapore police are currently in close contact with their counterparts in the Royal Thai Police (RTP) to expedite the matter. A warrant of arrest is being sought from Singapore’s High Court, in order to bring the suspect to the Republic. 

The alleged robber has been identified by Thai media as Canadian David James Roach, 26. 

Last Thursday ((7 July) morning, a robber made off with $30,000 in cash from the bank. No weapon was used during the robbery.

Suspect David James Roach. Photo: Screengrab from Nationtv

According to Thai media reports, RTP personnel started searching for the suspect on Thursday, the same day that Roach arrived in the Thai capital. They concentrated their search in the tourist areas.

On Sunday (10 July), Roach was discovered at the Boxpackers hostel in the Petchaburi area and arrested. According to the reports, he has denied any involvement in the robbery. 

Thai police are expected to make an announcement about the arrest on Wednesday (13 July) morning. 


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