Two men charged with armed robbery in Bukit Timah; More than S$4.3 million worth of valuables stolen.

SINGAPORE: Two men were charged in court on Thursday (May 2) for their alleged role in an armed gang robbery involving more than S$4.34 million (US$3.19 million) in cash, cryptocurrencies and other valuables.

Goh Boon Tong, 28, and Muhammad Tauffiq Ahmad Fauzi, 32, both Malaysians, were each charged with one count of armed gang robbery.

According to their charge sheets, the pair were with three or more people when they jointly robbed six victims of their valuables at a residence along King Albert Park in Bukit Timah in the early hours of April 18. The stolen items were worth around S$4,341,328. .

By robbing these six people, the group also unfairly detained five other people and made them fear harm, according to the charge sheets.

The suspects allegedly carried out the robbery armed with parangs and baseball bats, which are considered deadly weapons.

Goh and Tauffiq were remanded in custody and will return to court on May 9.