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46 Y.O MSIAN MAN ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY AT WOODLANDS PAWNSHOP

A 46 y.o Malaysian work permit holder was arrested today morning (Sep 3) for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery case worth S$35,000 in cash and jewellery.

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He allegedly held up a pawnshop in Woodlands Street 31 in the afternoon of 2 September 2021.

His modus operandi

He showed a handwritten note in Chinese to the staff saying “Do not shout, I only need money. i have a knife on me, I do not wish to hurt people.”

He then allegedly used a knife to threaten another staff member who obeyed his instructions and passed him approximately $24,400 in cash.

He was also alleged to have grabbed a gold chain and a gold bracelet worth together about $10,747 before he fled the scene.

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Caught by police

Within 16 hours of the robbery, the man was arrested at a unit in Sembawang Road.

Items seized by the police as evidence include a knife, the handwritten note, two pieces of jewellery, a shirt, a pair of pants and a bag.

He was also believed to have squandered away part of the stolen cash to gambling and part of it was used to settle his outstanding debts.

S$4,454 was recovered and the remainder is in the process of being recovered.

The man was identified by CCTVs and forensic technology.

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He was believed to have acted alone and will be charged with armed robbery on Saturday.

Image source: Singapore Police Force

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