Mar 20, 2009
Singapore watch heist suspect extradited from Thailand
Mar 20, 2009
Jerry Ee, who is suspected of stealing luxury watches worth more than five million US dollars, arrived in Singapore late Thursday March 19 and was whisked from the airport under police escort to the Criminal Investigation Department office.
Ee, a Singaporean, had been on the run since the theft was discovered on December 26 last year at the high-end Cortina Watch shop, where he used to work.
The suspect surfaced at the Singapore embassy in the Thai capital Tuesday March 17.
He is suspected of stealing 386 designer watches, including timepieces by Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex.
Police said more than 200 of the stolen watches have been recovered from Ee.
The theft is one of the largest in recent memory in Singapore, which prides itself on tight security and a low crime rate.
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