Man arrested for allegedly robbing 5 victims at Hougang and assaulting 1 of them

A 31-year-old man was arrested after allegedly robbing five victims along Hougang Avenue 3, one of whom he also assaulted.

On Oct 13 at 9.55am, five victims reported to the police that they had been robbed by an unknown man.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive follow-up investigation to establish the suspect’s identity and arrested him within 12 hours of the report.

The suspect will be charged in court today (Oct 14) for an offence of robbery with hurt under Section 394 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

If convicted, he is liable to a jail term of five to 20 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

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