Singapore won’t cane StanChart bank robbery suspect sought from UK

Singapore won’t cane StanChart bank robbery suspect sought from UK

Coconuts Singapore·2018-02-21 17:50

Singapore has agreed not to cane a man accused of carrying out a rare bank robbery in the city-state if Britain extradites him to face charges, officials said Tuesday.

David Roach, a Canadian citizen, is wanted in Singapore for allegedly stealing S$30,000 (US$22,700) from a Standard Chartered bank branch in 2016 after strolling in and presenting a threatening note.

He fled to Bangkok, where he was jailed on charges related to bringing the stolen cash into Thailand but authorities refused to send him to Singapore as the countries do not have an extradition treaty.

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