Man arrested for robbery that sent victim to hospital

SINGAPORE - A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a case of robbery that took place in Compassvale Link on June 2, said the police in a statement today.

The victim had called the police at about 5.45am, claiming his sling bag was snatched by someone who also hit his head with an object believed to be a pole. The victim was sent to hospital for the cut on his head.

The identity of the suspect was established following a review of CCTV footage, and he was arrested at about 5pm yesterday in Penjuru Close.

He will be charged in court on Thursday. If found guilty, he faces a jail term of up to 20 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane.