Jail and caning for AETOS auxiliary officer who robbed moneylender while armed, copying StanChart case

Jail and caning for AETOS auxiliary officer who robbed moneylender while armed, copying StanChart case

SINGAPORE: Facing mounting debts from loan sharks, an AETOS additional officer decided to reproduce the Standard Chartered thievery and took his revolver with your pet to rob a licensed moneylender of about S$24, 800 .

Mahadi Muhamad Mukhtar, 39, was sentenced to 16 years and six months’ jail as well as 18 strokes of the walking cane on Tuesday (Sep 13). He pleaded guilty to 3 charges of robbery, unlawfully carrying the revolver and unlawful possession of ammunition. Another two costs were taken into consideration.

The court heard that Mahadi has been employed at AETOS holdings as an auxiliary police officer. He began borrowing money from unlicensed moneylenders in February 2021 to pay off their bank loan.

His debts accumulated with six unlicensed moneylenders, and he began credit from his friends and taking loans. Eventually, he chose to commit robbery to resolve his financial complications, the court noticed.

He began investigating robberies on the Internet. At first, he thought of slowly destroying a jewellery shop, but thought it could be difficult to sell the particular jewellery.  

He decided to take advantage of a licensed moneylender plus settled on OT Credit, as it has been staffed by women, was not usually packed and had previously been robbed.

Upon Apr 12 this past year, he went to OT Credit at Obstruct 135, Jurong Gateway Road to ensure it had been open for company. He saw that it was, and that two women employees were available.

After this, he went to AETOS complex to cover a colleague’s shift. Later that afternoon, he loaded five rounds associated with ammunition into his M85 Taurus revolver and placed it in his sling bag.

He transformed out of his AETOS shirt into a darkish blue polo to prevent being identified before taking a Grab ride to JCube purchasing centre with the packed revolver in his bag.

Mahadi went to OT Credit and saw only one feminine employee and one client in the store. He considered how he would need the money and made a decision to copy the strategy in the Standard Chartered robbery by composing his demands on a note.

Within the 2016 Standard Chartered robbery, Canadian Wayne Roach handed an email to a bank teller and placed his hand in a sling bag on the kitchen counter, pretending it was that gun.

The note by Roach mentioned: “This is a thievery. I have a gun in my bag. ” The financial institution teller handed Cockroach about S$30, 1000 and he fled the country with it. He has been taken back to Singapore and sentenced in order to five years’ jail and six shots of the cane last year.