Standard Chartered bank robbery suspect arrested in Bangkok

Police at the Standard Chartered bank branch after the robbery. Photo: Nicholas Yong/Yahoo Singapore

The man suspected to have robbed the Standard Chartered Bank branch along Holland Avenue last week has been arrested in Bangkok. 

Royal Thai Police located and detained the man on Sunday (10 July). Singapore authorities have asked their Thai counterparts to release the suspect into their custody.

Last Thursday (7 July) at about 11.25 am, the suspect made off with $30,000 in cash from the bank. A police spokesman said that no weapon was used during the commission of the crime.

The suspect left Singapore for the Thai capital shortly after the robbery. Police later established his identity. 

In response to queries from Yahoo Singapore, a Standard Chartered spokesman said, “We’re glad that the police investigations have progressed and the suspect has been detained. We will continue to fully cooperate with the police on the investigations.”