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57 Y.O MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBING WOMAN WITH KNIFE @ TOA PAYOH CARPARK

A 57-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of an attempted armed robbery at a Toa Payoh carpark.

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The incident happened on 9 January at a carpark at Toa Payoh Lorong 6.

The police received a call for help at about 11am, and the victim, a 48-year-old woman, sustained injuries to her right hand.

According to police investigations, she was entering her vehicle when the man approached her from behind, demanding she gets into the car before attacking her.

The robber had allegedly used a knife during the robbery, and the victim sustained a laceration on her right hand, scratches on her stomach and abrasions on her right arm.

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She didn’t lose any of her money and was conveyed to the hospital conscious, and is in stable condition.

The man was arrested within 24 hours of the police report after police officers from Tanglin Police Division established his identity through the use of police cameras and ground enquiries.

He was charged in court today with attempted armed robbery with hurt.

The police advised the public to stay calm if they are being robbed, and take note of the robber’s physical appearance and distinctive features, and call the police for help as soon as possible.

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