A 22-year-old man who allegedly armed himself with a knife and robbed a 14-year-old boy along Bukit Batok, was arrested in one hour after a police report was lodged.
Mohammad Nor Khaliq Abdullah, a 22-year-old, has been officially charged with one count of armed robbery on Thursday (8 June).
The incident took place on Tuesday around 3 pm at Block 636 in Bukit Batok Central. Allegedly, Nor armed himself with a karambit knife, a weapon featuring a curved blade resembling a claw, and proceeded to rob the teenager of several items, including a wallet, a mobile phone, and a pair of Apple Airpods.
According to a statement by the police, they were notified about the incident at approximately 6 pm on the same day.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the incident. The police swiftly acted on the information, conducting on-site investigations and utilizing footage from police cameras to ascertain the suspect’s identity.
Within an hour of the reported crime, officers from Jurong Police Division successfully apprehended the suspect, recovering the victim’s wallet and handphone in the process.
A police spokesperson stated, “The police are fully committed to apprehending individuals who engage in violent crimes.
In the event of a robbery, we urge members of the public to remain calm, take note of the perpetrator’s physical appearance and unique features, and promptly contact the police.”
Nor’s case has been adjourned until June 15.
If convicted of armed robbery, the offender may face imprisonment for a term ranging from two to ten years, in addition to receiving a minimum of 12 strokes of the cane.
Other cases of armed robbery
Last month, a former Aetos auxiliary police officer, Mahadi Muhamad Mukhtar, who was previously sentenced to 16.5 years imprisonment and 18 strokes of the cane for robbing a licensed money lender in Jurong with a loaded gun, had his prison sentence reduced to 14 years on 8 April following an appeal.