Man arrested for suspected armed robbery at Pasir Ris minimart: Knife and $276 in cash seized

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery.

In a statement on Friday (Feb 3), the police said they were alerted to an armed robbery in a minimart along Pasir Ris Street 11 on Wednesday (Feb 1) at about 1.50am.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man, who was allegedly armed with a knife, robbed the victim by demanding they hand over money from the cash register.

No injuries were reported.

Officers established the man's identity and arrested him within 18 hours of the report.

A knife, $276 in cash, clothes and belongings were seized.

The man will be charged in court on Feb 3 with armed robbery.

The offence carries a jail term of between three to 14 years, and at least 12 strokes of the cane.

Commander of Bedok Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Justin Wong said: "The man committed a brazen act of robbery, and the police will spare no effort in ensuring that offenders are swiftly apprehended and dealt with in accordance with the law.

"Members of the public who encounter such cases are advised to remain calm, take note of physical appearance and any distinctive physical features of the perpetrator, and call the police as soon as possible."