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Three men arrested for gold bar heist

One man allegedly made off with almost S$15,000 worth of gold bars from a goldsmith shop, and the other two are suspected of helping him devise the plan.

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested three men in connection with a case of gold bars stolen from a goldsmith shop.

The police were notified on July 4 that an unknown man had made off with several gold bars belonging to a goldsmith shop in the Yishun Central area. He had entered the shop at about 2.15pm, pretending to be a customer. A staff member took out four gold bars worth almost S$15,000 and placed them on a tray in front of the suspect, who examined them closely and asked for a calculator. He then grabbed the gold bars and ran out of the shop when the staff member was not looking.

Police later identified two other men suspected of helping him to hatch the plan and dispose of the stolen gold bars.

On Friday (July 11), the three suspects were arrested at a rental unit in the Redhill Close area. The three men – aged 19, 22 and 29 – will be be charged in court on Saturday. The gold bars have yet to be recovered.

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