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Singapore requests Thailand to repatriate StanChart bank robbery suspect

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:28
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The Singapore authorities have written to the Thai authorities to seek their assistance to repatriate Canadian bank robbery suspect David James Roach to Singapore.

THE Singapore authorities have written to the Thai authorities to seek their assistance to repatriate Canadian bank robbery suspect David James Roach to Singapore.

Singapore has also made a mutual legal assistance request to the Thai authorities to seek their assistance to forward the evidence seized from the suspect to Singapore.

"The arrest of the suspect was the result of strong cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of Singapore and Thailand," said the Singapore Police Force in response to media queries on Tuesday. "If the Thai authorities are unable to return the suspect directly to Singapore we will pursue the suspect's return from whichever country Thailand eventually decides to send the suspect to."

On July 7, Mr Roach allegedly robbed the Standard Chartered Bank branch in Holland Village of S$30,000. He then made his way to Bangkok.

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