MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY

The police have arrested a 37-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of robbery inside a taxi.

On 25 July 2020 at about 6.55am, the police received a report from a 61-year-old taxi driver that he was robbed of about $80 by a male passenger along Woodlands Drive 75.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within 4 hours of the report. Cash amounting to $42 was recovered from the man. The man was also arrested for a suspected drug-related offence.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have committed other theft cases.

The man will be charged in court on 27 July 2020 with robbery under Section 392 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The offence carries an imprisonment term of not less than 3 years and up to 14 years, and with not less than 12 strokes of caning.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force