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Police arrest 37-year-old suspect for armed robbery at Chinatown shop

SINGAPORE — A 37-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in an armed robbery in Chinatown, the police said on Saturday (Sept 25).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly committed robbery by confronting the victims with a knife and demanding cash.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly committed robbery by confronting the victims with a knife and demanding cash.

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SINGAPORE — A 37-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in an armed robbery in Chinatown, the police said on Saturday (Sept 25). 

The police said they were alerted to a case of armed robbery at a shop along Temple Street on Friday at about 3.15am. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly committed robbery by confronting the victims with a knife and demanding cash.

“Out of fear, the victims complied with the instructions and handed over cash amounting to about S$1,000 before he fled the scene with the money," they added.

The victims were unhurt.

Following investigations with the help of images from police cameras, the authorities arrested the suspect at Lorong 1 Toa Payoh later that morning. 

“A knife was recovered and seized as case exhibit,” the police said, adding that the man will be charged in court on Saturday.

If found guilty, the man could be jailed between three and 14 years, and receive at least 12 strokes of the cane.

Police are also appealing for the whereabouts of a man named Angelo Ng Chek Kiang to assist in investigations for the above case. 

A photo of Angelo Ng Chek Kiang. The police are appealing for information on his whereabouts to assist with the case. Photo: Singapore Police Force

Members of the public with information related to the case can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information at www.police.gov.sg/i-witness.

“All information received will be kept strictly confidential. The police would like to remind the public that harbouring fugitives is a serious offence which is punishable with imprisonment and a fine.” CNA

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