Police have confirmed that they have apprehended the bank robber with the help of the Royal Thai Police. The following is their statement in full:
“The suspect involved in the case of robbery at the Standard Chartered Bank branch along Holland Avenue on 7 July 2016 has been arrested by the Royal Thai Police (RTP).
On 7 July 2016 at about 11.25 am, Police were informed of a case of robbery at the said branch after the suspect had left the scene. Upon receipt of the report, officers from Clementi Division, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the Public Transport Security Command (TransCom) and the Police Intelligence Department (PID) responded immediately and conducted investigations and pursued all available leads. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect had made off with about $30,000 in cash and that no weapon was used during the commission of the crime.
The Police through the investigations managed to establish the identity of the suspect on the same day but he had already left Singapore for Bangkok, shortly after the crime was reported.
The Police have been in communication with the RTP, and obtained their assistance in locating and arresting the suspect. The Police did not release further details beyond the initial police statements for operational reasons to ensure the arrest operation was not jeopardised. The RTP located the suspect and arrested him in Bangkok on 10 July 2016. The Singapore authorities are currently engaging our counterparts in Thailand to see whether the suspect can be released into our custody.”
The Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News has reported that the StanChart robber has been caught in Bangkok, Thailand.
There has been no confirmation of the arrest from the police yet.
Standard Chartered bank’s Holland Village branch was robbed on July 7 morning at about 11.25am. From the various reports in the newspapers and social media, it is established that the suspect is is a tall, skinny, Ang Moh who was wearing a grey hoodie and mustard-coloured pants. There were no security at the bank when the robbery occurred.