Alleged armed robber now faces drug charges too

Alleged armed robber now faces drug charges too

A Malaysian general worker charged with an armed robbery in Geylang Bahru now also faces three drug-related charges.

Lee Heong Chye, 35, is said to have robbed Ms Chung Yi Ren, 33, of an iPhone worth $300, cash of $200 and US$200 (S$251), a $1,500 watch, a credit card and three ATM cards while armed with a penknife.

The alleged robbery occurred at about 4.40pm at the multi-storey carpark at Block 60A Geylang Bahru on Dec 1.

Lee was arrested on Dec 4 at his workplace in Scotts Road, where he was carrying out general contractual work.

The fresh charges accuse him of taking morphine, having 0.17g of heroin in a packet and possessing smoking utensils near Royal Plaza on Scotts, along Scotts Road, on the day of his arrest.

The prosecution sought a two-week adjournment to complete its investigations.

Lee, who has been offered $30,000 bail, remains in remand and will return to court on Jan 10.

If convicted of armed robbery, he faces a jail term of three to 14 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

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