Local news – Poor thing, fruit stall owner(Mr Loh Yong Soon, 46) at Pasir Panjang Whole Sale Centre robbed of SGD500,000 by a duo both holding vietnamese passports.
The duo had panicked at the possibility of being stuck in Singapore after realizing they had not enough money to return home to Hanoi, Vietnam. This had happened after the duo had realized they had gambled thousands of dollars at Marina Bay Sands Casino after arriving Singapore on January 1st 2016.
The bag used for the robbery had stashed on the rooftop of the company’s office was found a few days later. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel refunded the cash the pair had used to pay for the rooms. In total, S$464,467.04 was recovered along with luxury goods like shoes, belts, wallets which is believed to have been bought with the stolen cash.
DPP Sivabalan Thanabal urged the court to impose a 4 and a half year jail term for each man, looking at the several aggravating factors in this case.
It was clear that the whole process of the crime was carefully planned taking into account that the pair had purchased heavy-duty tools to cut through the safe. Even safety goggles and helmet were bought and used to execute the crime. This is definitely the a very carefully executed felony.
Some more, sway sway the CCTV installed in Mr Loh’s office was malfunctioning because of a power failure the week before. Worse part was his technician was overseas so he thought all would be fine.
A job well done to the team at SPF as always
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