Fugitive gets 7 years for robbery, car theft

Fugitive gets 7 years for robbery, car theft
Low Sze Song, who has been on the run after robbing Nan Yi Jewellers of $276,000 worth of gold ornaments on 5 April 1991, was in the Subordinate Courts on 19 October 2013 to answer armed robbery charges. He was believed to have been arrested when he tried to re-enter Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint on 17 October 2013.

SINGAPORE - Low Sze Song was 38 when he drove a getaway car for accomplices in five robberies, including that of a jewellery shop, more than two decades ago in 1991.

Yesterday, the law finally caught up with him. Low, now 61, was jailed seven years and banned from driving for five years for robbery and theft of a car.

Deported here from Malaysia last October, he had been on the run from 1993 to 2001 before he was arrested in Malaysia and given 18 years for firearms robbery.

Low had fled Singapore in 1993 to escape punishment for his part in the $275,915 goldsmith robbery and four robberies at Cuppage Centre carpark.

Assistant Public Prosecutor Koh Huimin said yesterday that investigations showed that on April 5, 1991, Low had met Steven Ang Keng Leong, who told him of his plan to rob a goldsmith shop.

Low agreed to drive the getaway car, which he had stolen from a colleague at Eden Grove.

Ang took along a chopper, alighted at North Bridge Centre and walked into Nan Yi Jewellers.

He then whipped out his chopper and warned the staff not to raise the alarm. He scooped up the gold jewellery and put them into two plastic bags and his trouser pockets.

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