2 men who fled to Malaysia after allegedly stealing S$132,000 diamond ring from Lucky Plaza shop were arrested

SINGAPORE: Two men who allegedly stole a diamond ring worth more than S$132,000 (US$99,488) from a pawnshop at Lucky Plaza on Sunday (Jul 16), before fleeing to Malaysia have been arrested and handed over to Singapore police.

In a news release on Thursday, the police said they were alerted to the case just before 6.30pm on Jul 16.

A 48-year-old man allegedly took the ring and fled the pawnshop when the staff was attending to his request to buy another diamond ring.

Through investigations, officers from the Tanglin Police Division established his identity, as well as that of his 58-year-old accomplishment on the same day.

“Both men had left Singapore to Malaysia within an hour after the police were alerted to the incident,” the police said.

With cooperation and assistance from the Royal Malaysian Police, both men were arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Wednesday. They were afterward handed over to Singapore police the following day.

They will be charged in court on Friday for theft in dwelling with common intent, and the police will seek a court order to remand them for further investigations.

If convicted, they may be jailed for up to seven years and fined.