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Man suspected of attempted armed robbery in Tampines arrested

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (May 29) for his suspected involvement in a case of attempted robbery, police said.

Man suspected of attempted armed robbery in Tampines arrested

A black hoodie and shoes seized by the police. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (May 29) for his suspected involvement in a case of attempted armed robbery, police said. 

On May 19 at about 6.30am, the authorities received a report that an unknown man in a black hoodie had tried to rob a 78-year-old man with a pen knife at Block 266 Tampines Street 21. 

The victim shouted for help and the suspect fled the scene without taking anything. 

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Julius Lim, who commands the Bedok Police Division, said the suspect took "great pains to conceal his identity, including evading police cameras and covering himself up with a hoodie and surgical mask". 

Despite that, police officers managed to identify him and and he was eventually arrested along Tampines Street 32 on Wednesday.

He will be charged in court on Friday with attempted armed robbery and if found guilty, may be jailed between two and seven years, and punished with with at least 12 strokes of the cane. 

The story has been updated to include additional information from the police. 

Source: CNA/ec(hs)

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