Indian-Origin Malaysians jailed for robbery in Singapore. Three Malaysians of Indian origin were tuesday sentenced to up to seven years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane each in Singapore for robbing a money changer in 2014, a media report said today.The three were part of a nine-member gang who had planned the heist months in advance, secretly tailing the money changer to learn his routine, including when he would pick up suitcases full of cash from couriers. They also staked out his home to familiarize themselves with the surroundings and rehearsed the robbery.After four aborted attempts in October 2014, the robbers made off with SGD 624,036 in cash after ambushing the victim, Ali Yousof Saiboo, 35, on November 5 that year. The robbers used a crowbar to smash the windows of Ali’s vehicle, dragged him out and snatched his suitcases.One of the robbers threatened to kill Ali’s two-year-old son, who was sitting in the front passenger seat. Vekneswaran Sekaran and Saravanak Kumar Karunanithy, both 30, were each sentenced to seven years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane, while 32-year-old Selvam Karupaya was jailed for five years and nine months and 12 strokes of the cane. All three were part of that 9-member gang.
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