Holland Village bank robbery suspect to contest extradition to Singapore

Holland Village bank robbery suspect to contest extradition to Singapore

Ibtimes·2018-01-19 23:10

David James Roach, who is suspected of robbing the Standard Chartered Bank branch in Holland Village in 2016, is planning to contest his extradition from Britain to Singapore.

The 28-year-old Canadian appeared in a London court on January 18. His lawyer, Sundeep Pankhania, told The Straits Times that Roach was planning to contest his extradition.

Roach allegedly stole SS$30,000 ($22,691) from a StanChart branch in July 2016, after handing the bank teller a threatening note.

He fled to Thailand on the same day shortly after the crime where he was arrested and was held at Bangkok's immigration detention centre.

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