Suspect allegedly used toy gun to rob woman of valuables

Suspect allegedly used toy gun to rob woman of valuables

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 21-year-old man for robbery within 48 hours of the offence.

On Oct 7, 2013 at about 2.55am, a female victim reported to the Police that while she was walking along Claymore Hill, a male suspect had approached her and requested for a cigarette stick.

After the victim handed over the cigarette, the culprit lifted his shirt and showed her a gun tucked at his waistline. The culprit then demanded that the victim surrender her valuables or he would kill her.

Fearing for her safety, the victim handed over her wallet and the culprit fled from the scene.

Officers then conducted investigations, armed with a photo-fit of the culprit derived from the victim's account.

On Oct 9, at about 1am, patrol officers from Tanglin Police Division spotted a man along Paterson Road fitting the suspect's description.

The officers observed that the suspect was wearing the same attire as reported in the Claymore Hill robbery case. Upon checking, they also found a toy gun beneath his shirt. The suspect was placed under arrest.

The suspect will be charged in Court on Oct 10 for robbery.

The offence of robbery by night under Section 392 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, carries an imprisonment term of 3 to 14 years. Offenders shall also be punished with caning with no less than 12 strokes.

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