Police nab suspect in violent robbery within 20 hours

Police nab suspect in violent robbery within 20 hours

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man believed to be responsible for a case of Robbery with Hurt in Hougang on Sunday night.

They said in a statement that a 36-year-old man lodged a report on Sunday at about 10pm, stating that he was assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone in Hougang Avenue 1.

The police said that with the aid of CCTV camera footage and information provided by residents, officers established the identity of the suspect and arrested him in Ang Mo Kio on Monday at 5.30pm.

If convicted, the man may face a jail term of up to 20 years and up to 12 strokes of the cane.

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