Robbers in Dunlop Street heist convicted
The four remaining men involved in the brazen Dunlop Street heist on Sept 10, 2012 were convicted on Friday (June 5) after a 29-day trial.
Two were Singaporeans - musician Magesan Ramasamy, 36 and Mohamed Faizal Ajmalhan, 32, who worked in the financial industry.
The other two were Indian nationals, Arunachalam Lakshmanan, 37, and Chinnaya Antony Samy, 38, both construction workers.
They robbed three Indian nationals at a two-storey Dunlop Street lodging house in Little India of about $1.27 million in cash at around 8.30am that day.
The victims were traders, Mr Antony Savarimuthu, Mr Gulam Hussain Jalaludeen and Mr Abuasanar Kamarulzaman.
District Judge Low Wee Ping also found Mohamed Faizal and Magesan guilty of three counts of impersonating police officers to rob their victims.
Sentencing was adjourned to Jun 16.
Their accomplice, taxi driver Mohammad Ansari Abdul Hussain, 36, had pleaded guilty in August 2013 to one count each of gang robbery and impersonating a public servant.
He was jailed eight years and ordered to receive the minimum 12 strokes of the cane.
Read the full report in our print edition on June 6.
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