SOURCE: Straits Times Online
The five men who allegedly committed gang robbery in Little India with some posing as police officers, were charged with more offences on Friday.
With the additional charges, the amount of money they were said to have taken came up to $1.27 million.
Mohamed Faizal Ajmalhan, 29, taxi driver Mohammad Ansari Abdul Hussain, 33, and music teacher Magesan Ramasamy, 33, each face seven more charges while construction workers Arunachalam Lakshmanan, 34, and Chinnaya Antony Samy, 35, face three charges each.
Last week, the five were accused of robbing Indian national businessman Antony Savarimuthu of $300,000 at a shophouse in Dunlop Street on Sept 10.
The fresh charges accuse all five of committing gang robbery of $900,000 from Mr Gulam Hussain Jalaludeen and $70,000 from Mr Abuasanar Kamarulzaman at the premises.
They are also alleged to have tried to rob moneychanger Mohamed Arif Mohideen along Cecil Street on Sept 5.
Faizal, Ansari and Magesan are said to have impersonated as police officers when they searched the rooms of the three businessmen at the time of the alleged offences.
The trio are also alleged to have tried to rob Mr Kothandapani Venkatesan while armed with a pocket knife at the underpass leading towards Ang Mo Kio MRT Station on April 23.
The prosecution successfully applied for the five to be further remanded for another week.
The police prosecutor said money had yet to be fully recovered. They are also believed to be involved in attempted robbery cases involving moneychangers.
They will be back in court next Friday.