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58-year-old suspect arrested for slashing man with knife during robbery in Tanglin Halt

58-year-old suspect arrested for slashing man with knife during robbery in Tanglin Halt

File photo of handcuffs.

SINGAPORE: A 58-year-old man was charged in court with armed robbery with hurt on Tuesday (Oct 15), after attacking another man with a knife and robbing him of his phone.

Police said they received a report on the incident at about 10.40pm on Sunday.

According to the report, the man had “slashed a male victim with a fruit knife and robbed him of his mobile phone along Tanglin Halt Road”, near Commonwealth.

Officers from Clementi Police Department established the identity of the man through investigations and arrested him on the same day.

The offence carries a jail term of between five and 20 years, and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

However, the 58-year-old suspect cannot be caned as he is above 50 years old.

Source: CNA/ga(rw)

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