The two robbers involved in the shoot-out at Tin Sing Goldsmiths were armed not just with revolvers but several hand grenades as well.

The culprits were Ng Theng Shuang, 25, and his accomplice, Lee Kok Chin, 27, both Malaysians.

Lee, who was hit in the chest, fell off the motorcycle a short distance away and died.

Ng, who hijacked a passing station wagon and later fled to Malaysia, was arrested in Penang on Dec 29, 1993.

He was convicted the following year by the High Court and hanged in July 1995 for firearm robbery and discharging the weapon with intent to cause injury.