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Man accused of S$100,000 Ang Mo Kio jewellery robbery charged in court, faces string of older charges

SINGAPORE — The first of three men arrested for allegedly stealing S$100,000 worth of jewellery from an Ang Mo Kio jewellery shop was charged in court via video link on Friday (Aug 16).

The scene of the alleged robbery at a jewellery shop in Ang Mo Kio on Wednesday (Aug 14)

The scene of the alleged robbery at a jewellery shop in Ang Mo Kio on Wednesday (Aug 14)

SINGAPORE — The first of three men arrested for allegedly stealing S$100,000 worth of jewellery from an Ang Mo Kio jewellery shop was charged in court via video link on Friday (Aug 16).

M Jegatheesh, 27, was charged with one count of robbery causing fear of hurt over the robbery at Hock Cheong Jade and Jewellery, at Blk 574 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 on Wednesday at about 4pm.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years’ jail and at least six strokes of the cane.

The court document outlining the charge also named Jegatheesh’s two alleged accomplices in the robbery, Veeramani Subran Das and Sharavindran Suppiah. They will be charged in court on Saturday, police said on Friday.

Court documents revealed that Jegatheesh also faces five other charges that predate the alleged robbery.

He faces one charge of importing 44 cartons of Texas brand cigarettes at Woodlands Checkpoint valued at S$5,305.30 without paying the Goods and Service Tax of S$371.37. That allegedly occurred in February last year.

He also faces one charge of illegally importing two live sugar gliders into Singapore without a licence and one charge of animal cruelty at Woodlands Checkpoint, relating to the sugar gliders, also in February last year.

Jegatheesh also face two charges of theft at Mustafa Centre allegedly committed in March last year. The stolen goods included five bottles of perfume valued at S$406 and workout supplements.

Court documents also indicate that Jegatheesh was convicted of receiving S$25,000 in his bank account believed to be the proceeds of criminal conduct by a person named Chan. The offence occurred in March last year.

He is due to be sentenced over that offence on Aug 22.

District Judge Terence Tay ordered Jegatheesh to be remanded at Central Police Division for one week.

The police arrested the three men on Thursday with help from closed-circuit television footage of the crime scene.

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