2 men who fled Singapore after $300,000 gang robbery at Rowell Road arrested in Malaysia

Two men, aged 30 and 33, were arrested yesterday (April 12) for their suspected involvement in a gang robbery that occurred along Rowell Road in 2017.

The robbery, which took place on Dec 11 last year at about 3.10am, involved $300,000 and 12 suspects.

In a series of operations between Dec 11 and Jan 8, ten suspects were arrested and prosecuted in court.

The remaining two men were discovered to have fled from Singapore to Malaysia after the crime.

They were nabbed in Malaysia yesterday with assistance from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), and were extradited to Singapore on the same day.

The two men will be charged in court tomorrow (April 14).

The 30-year-old man will also be facing an additional offence of unlawful departure from Singapore, said the police in a news release today (April 13).

Gang robbery is punishable with up to 20 years in jail and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

Commander of Central Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Arthur Law expressed his appreciation to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) for their assistance in the arrest.

He said: "The two men were arrested with the assistance of the RMP, whom the SPF shares close ties with.

"The SPF will do its utmost to track down those who flee Singapore after committing crimes.

"With the assistance from foreign law enforcement agencies counterparts, we will ensure that justice is served."