A 42-year-old pregnant lady was punched in her stomach by a robber at Bedok as she was taking the lift back home. Last Friday (28 April 2017), the 8 months pregnant lady finished shopping and became the robbers target while she was on the way home.
The robber waited for the victim to walk out of the lift before tugging at her handbag. Instead of letting go, the pregnant lady held on tight and refused to let go of her wallet and started screaming loudly and hoping that the neighbours would hear her cries for help.
When he failed to snatch her handbag, the robber was enraged and punched her in the stomach as a warning.
Despite the attack, she continued to scream loudly and seeing that he was unable to snatch her bag, the robber ran off hurriedly. Fortunate for the lady, both she and the baby were alright after a checkup.
A police report was made at 9 pm that night and after reviewing CCTV footage, the police arrested the robber at Tampines MRT the following day. The robber was charged with attempted robbery in Court on 1 May 2017. If convicted he would be sentenced to a minimum of 1-year jail or up to 7 years with rotan caning.