Malaysian charged 26 years later for committing armed robbery at Upper Bukit Timah

SINGAPORE - A 53-year-old Malaysian man, Thoo Ing Lai, was charged in court today for committing armed robbery at a commercial building at Upper Bukit Timah on March 2, 1989.

Police said "with the assistance and close collaboration with the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP)", the suspect was arrested in Malaysia and was extradited back to Singapore on Thursday.

"The Singapore Police Force (SPF) would like to thank the RMP for their strong and unequivocal support for this case. The arrest of the suspect would not have been possible without the close collaboration and strong relationship between the SPF and RMP," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) and concurrent Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Tan Chye Hee.

"The SPF will spare no efforts to hunt down criminals who commit serious crimes in Singapore and flee our borders thereafter. We will work with our foreign law enforcement partners to bring these fugitives to justice, no matter how long it takes. These fugitives will not escape from the long arm of the law."