Choa Chu Kang robbery suspect nabbed

Choa Chu Kang robbery suspect nabbed

SINGAPORE - A 32 year-old man has been arrested as he is believed to be involved in two robbery cases at Choa Chu Kang Housing Estate.

The first case took place on Aug 11, 2013, involving a 19 year-old woman who was robbed of her handphone at knife-point in a lift.

The second case involved a 16-year-old female who reported that her wallet was stolen from her in a lift at another block at Choa Chu Kang Ave 4.

With clear descriptions from the victims, officers from Jurong Police Division pieced together the profile of the suspect and kept a lookout for him. Residents in the area were also alerted.

On Aug 24, 2013, police received a call about a suspicious person at Choa Chu Kang Ave 3. Officers swiftly responded and conducted a search. They managed to spot the suspect, but he fled upon seeing them. A chase ensued and he was eventually detained by the police. Upon conducting a search on him, a fruit-knife used to commit the first robbery, and the accessories worn while committing the offences were found on him. He was subsequently placed under arrest.

The suspect will be charged in court on Aug 26, 2013 for Armed Robbery. He may sentenced to up to 14 years in prison and 24 strokes of cane.

zacsoh@sph.com.sg

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