SINGAPORE: The five men arrested on Wednesday for alleged gang robbery at Dunlop Street have been charged in court.
Mohamed Faizal Ajmalhan, 29, Magesan Ramasamy, 33, Mohammad Ansari Abdul Hussain, 34, Arunachalam Lakshmanan, 35 and Chinnaya Antony Samy, 35, are each accused of robbing S$300,000 from Mr Antony Savarimuthu on Monday.
If convicted of gang robbery, the men face a jail term of five to 20 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane each.
The police issued a statement on Thursday, saying the five men had robbed more than S$1 million from three foreign businessmen at about 8.45am at a second—floor shophouse unit along Dunlop Street.
Three of the five men had pretended to be police officers.
The three impersonators accused the Indian businessmen of conducting illegal activities and tied them up before they made off with their money.
Two days later, the five suspects were arrested and cash of about S$842,000 was recovered.
If convicted of impersonation of a police officer, the maximum penalty is a jail term of up to two years and a fine.
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