37-year-old man arrested for armed robbery

37-year-old man arrested for armed robbery

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for a case of armed robbery at International Rd.

On June 26 at about 1am, a young couple was walking along the road when two male strangers confronted them with a sharp object. The duo robbed the victims of a wallet and mobile phone before fleeing off on their bicycles.

Upon receiving the report, police officers conducted extensive ground enquiries and follow up investigations. A 37-year-old suspect was arrested on October 8 at about 2.30pm in the vicinity of Benoi Sector. Police also managed to recover the stolen mobile phone.

The Police said that efforts are under-way to track down his accomplice.

The suspect will be charged in Court on Oct 10. If found guilty, he can be sentenced to a prison term of up to 14 years. He is also liable to caning of no less than 12 strokes.

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