2 accused slapped with more charges in $600k money-changer robbery

Annadurai Raman (in red polo shirt, blue bermudas and restrained at the wrists, waist and ankles), one of the accused of the armed robbery of money-changer Ali Yousouf Saiboo at the carpark of Block 110 Aljunied Crescent, led investigators to the crime scene.

SINGAPORE - On Thursday, two men allegedly involved in a Nov 5 money-changer robbery case were each slapped with three more charges.

According to The Straits Times, Tachana Moorthy Peromal, 28, and Ravi Sandhira Sagaran, 27, now also face charges of abducting Chang Lai Huat along Woodlands Square on Mar 11, 2010 and robbing him of $432,000.

In addition, they allegedly caused hurt to the victim by punching his face.

The pair, who are Malaysians, also stole a $7,000 Proton car on Oct 27 this year and engaged in a conspiracy with people whose identity is unknown, according to The Straits Times.

The car, which was allegedly stolen from a multi-storey car park at Block 881A Woodlands Street 82, belongs to Mr Norazmi Mohd Nor.

The accused were brought to court last Friday (Nov 14) for their alleged involvement in a money-changer robbery in which they targeted Ali Yousouf Saiboo, 35. They stole more than $600,000 on Nov 5, reported The Straits Times. The alleged offence occurred around 12.50am that day at Block 110 Aljunied Crescent.

Their accomplice, Annadurai Raman, 42, was charged six days before them. According to The Straits Times, five other unidentified suspects remain at large.

The pair, who are represented by Mr Sunil Sudheesan, will have their cases mentioned on Nov 27. Annadurai's case will be mentioned tomorrow, The Straits Times reported.

For robbery and voluntarily causing hurt, the penalty is a jail term of five to 20 years, and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

If found guilty of abducting Mr Chang, the duo will face seven years in jail, a fine and caning.