The Police have arrested a 56-year-old Singaporean man for his suspected involvement in a case of Armed Robbery at a Western Union Remittance outlet along Ubi Ave 1.

On 1 August 2017 at about 10.50am, the Police received a report that the remittance outlet had been robbed. A man had entered the outlet wearing a helmet and a mask to hide his identity and was armed with a knife. He ordered the staff not to shout and demanded for money. The suspect subsequently fled on a bicycle with a bag containing over $1,000.

Working tirelessly round the clock, officers from the Bedok Police Division, Criminal Investigation Department and Police Intelligence Department were able to establish the identity of the suspect and arrested him on 3 August 2017 along Pasir Ris Drive 6.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 5 August 2017 with an offence of Armed Robbery under Section 392 read with Section 397 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, he faces imprisonment for a term between 2 and 10 years, and shall also be punished with caning with not less than 12 strokes.

Commander of Bedok Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Tan Tin Wee, said I'm very proud of my officers. Despite the initial lack of leads, they have worked long and hard over 3 days to trace the suspect's movements, establish his identity, and subsequently bring him to justice. The Police do not tolerate such brazen acts and we will spare no effort to hunt down these offenders to ensure that they face the full brunt of the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force