Two suspected robbers extradited to Singapore with Malaysian police's help: SPF

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Two men who fled to Malaysia after allegedly being involved in a $300,000 robbery were arrested and extradited to Singapore on Thursday (April 12).

The duo, aged 30 and 33, was found to be part of a 12-member gang who robbed an establishment at Rowell Road on 11 December last year, said the police in a statement on Friday.

They were “subsequently established to have fled from Singapore to Malaysia” after the robbery and were arrested in Malaysia with assistance from the Royal Malaysia Police.

The police added that the remaining 10 suspects have been arrested and prosecuted in court, following a series of operations held between the date of the offence and 8 January this year.

The duo will be charged in court on Saturday with gang robbery. The 30-year-old man will be facing an additional offence of unlawful departure from Singapore.

If convicted of gang robbery, the duo may each face a jail term of between five and 20 years, and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

Anyone found guilty of unlawful departure from Singapore can face a a maximum jail term of six months or fined up to $2,000 or both.

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