The Police have arrested four men, aged between 18 and 19 for their suspected involvement in a case of voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery.
On 4 August 2022 at 9.20 pm, the Police were alerted to an alleged case of assault along the back lane of Arab Street. Preliminary investigations revealed that a group of four men had allegedly assaulted two victims, aged 14 and 16, and demanded cash and the mobile phones of the victims. Out of fear, the victims complied with the instructions and handed over cash amounting to $20 and one mobile phone each to the group before they fled. Both victims suffered some bruises and lacerations.
Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of footage from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the assailants and arrested them in quick succession within 18 hours of the reported crime.
The group will be charged in court on 6 August 2022, with voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery under Section 394 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years imprisonment, and not less than 12 strokes of the cane.
Commander of Central Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jeremy Ang Boon Sheng said, “The Police take a serious view of violent offences committed in public and will hunt down the perpetrators relentlessly. We will spare no effort to ensure that such criminals who endanger the public’s sense of safety and security are dealt with firmly and to the fullest extent of the law.”
When confronted in a robbery, members of the public should remain calm, take note of the physical appearance and distinctive features of the perpetrator, and call for the Police as soon as possible.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
05 August 2022 @ 8:05 PM