Update on SG Gun Murder/Robbery Case.

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Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of nightclub owner Lim Hock Soon in his flat at Serangoon Avenue 4.

They say two other suspects, including the gunman, have fled the country, and an international alert has gone out to Interpol and police in neighbouring countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand.

Police have also recovered what is believed to be the gun used in the murder on Wednesday.

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Police say Singaporean Tan Chor Jin alias Tony Kia and Malaysian Ho Yueh Keong fled the country immediately after the alleged killing of the 41-year-old businessman in his four-room flat.

Both suspects are believed to be in their 30s, but no details were given as to how they escaped the country. A pistol, believed to be the murder weapon, was also dredged up from a canal at Upper Serangoon Road, at the junction of Buangkok Drive and Sengkang East Drive. In-depth police investigations led to the recovery of the weapon.

Police have also arrested another man involved in the murder. The 38-year-old was picked up from his flat at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 just past noon. He did not put up a struggle. No weapons were recovered at his home. The unemployed man will be charged in court on Friday. Police remain tight-lipped as to exactly what role he played and would not say if he and the other suspect were at the crime scene – only the gunman had entered the flat.

The island-wide manhunt has been stood down since 12pm on Thursday, but security at the checkpoints and coastal areas remain tight. With no more roadblocks islandwide, traffic have gone back to normal. On Wednesday, roadblocks were conducted island-wide from 8.30pm to 1am. The operation was conducted to step up security at random access routes.

The victim’s family was seen at the mortuary in the morning struggling to cope with the sudden loss of their sole bread-winner.

The gunman is described as a 1.7 metre tall Chinese man in his late 30s to 40s. He was last seen wearing an all-black outfit and appeared blind in the right eye.

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