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Two men who fled Malaysia accused of being involved in the theft of a diamond ring worth $132,000 have been handcuffed back to Singapore.

Police said in a statement on Thursday that they received a call about a theft at Lucky Plaza at 6:27 p.m. on July 16.

A 48-year-old man allegedly stole a diamond ring from a pawn shop and fled while the clerk asked him to buy another ring.

Officers at Tanglin Police Station identified the man and his accomplice, 58, through police and closed-circuit television camera footage and ground interrogation.

The two fled to Malaysia within an hour of being alerted to the police.

Three days later, on July 19, they were arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police at Kuala Lumpur International Airport after the Singapore State Court issued an arrest warrant on July 17.

They were handed over to the Singapore police the day after their arrest.

Police said the two were charged with theft from a residence with common intent and had issued a court order requesting remand for further investigation.

If found guilty, the maximum penalty is seven years in prison and a fine. Lucky Plaza diamond thief accomplice arrested in Kuala Lumpur, brought back to Singapore, latest Singapore news

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