Robber stabbed victim before taking his wallet and phone

Robber stabbed victim before taking his wallet and phone

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 54-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of robbery with hurt at Marsiling Drive.

A 44-year-old male victim was believed to have been stabbed and robbed by the suspect on Sunday.

Police said in a statement that the suspect stabbed the victim on his thighs before forcefully taking the victims wallet and mobile phone from him.

A passer-by called the police after seeing the victim lying in a pool of blood.

Upon receiving the report, Police officers from Jurong Police Division, conducted a search around the vicinity to locate the suspect.

The suspect was spotted at Marsiling Drive and was subsequently arrested on Monday.

If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 20 years and can also be given a minimum of 12 strokes of the cane.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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