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Three teenagers charged with robbing, assaulting taxi driver

Three teenagers were on Monday charged in a district court with robbing and assaulting a taxi driver.

SINGAPORE: Three teenagers were on Monday charged in a district court with robbing and assaulting a taxi driver.

The trio, aged between 16 and 17, are accused of committing the crime at around 1.40am on February 2, at Japanese Garden Road.

The teenagers - Muhammad Fauzi Fitri Kamaruzaman and Muhammad Aizan Abdullah, both 17, and Muhammad Istiqlal Hamdan, 16, allegedly took the cabby's coin pouch which contained S$5.

Muhammad Fauzi Fitri is accused of using his arms to grab the neck of cabby Abdul Latif from behind. The other two teenagers are accused of each punching Mr Abdul Latif three times in the face.

The trio has been remanded for investigations to be completed and will be back in court on February 10.

If found guilty of robbery with hurt, they could be jailed between five and 20 years, and caned.

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