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ARMED ROBBERY IN KEMBANGAN WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS, S$5,000 CASH ROBBED

The Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery with hurt.

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On 2 May 2024 at about 4.35am, the Police were alerted to a case of armed robbery with hurt along Jalan Selamat. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly robbed the victim with a pair of scissors and demanded for the victim to hand over cash amounting to S$5000. 

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras and CCTVs, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within 16 hours of the report. Cash amounting to S$3400 was subsequently recovered.

The man will be charged in court on 3 May 2024 with the offence of armed robbery with hurt under Section 394 read with Section 397 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence of robbery carries an imprisonment term of not less than five years and not more than 20 years and shall be punished with caning with not less than 12 strokes of the cane. 

The Police will spare no effort to arrest those who commit violent crimes and will take firm action against them in accordance with the law. When confronted with a robbery, members of the public are advised to remain calm, take note of the physical appearance and distinctive features of the perpetrator, and call for the Police as soon as possible. 

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