Suspect caught for armed robbery in Toa Payoh
Police have arrested a 54-year-old man believed to have been involved in armed robbery in Toa Payoh.
On 3 October, a 27-year-old woman reported to Police that she was robbed by a man who had followed her into a lift in Toa Payoh Central in the late evening.
On the way up, the man allegedly took out a penknife, robbed her of $800 and fled when the lift door opened.
Two days later, a 23-year-old woman reported that a man followed her into the lift along Lorong 2 Toa Payoh in the late evening and threatened her with a penknife.
He allegedly asked her to hand over her valuables.
When the lift door opened, the woman pushed him aside and ran away before he could rob her.
The suspect was caught on 8 October, during a police ambush in Toa Payoh Central.
Police searched the suspect and found a penknife, believed to have been used to commit the offences.
The suspect will be charged in Court on Wednesday with armed robbery.
If convicted, he faces jail of up to 14 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane.
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