Man arrested in Geylang hours after assaulting and robbing woman of $3,000 in Bedok

A man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a 45-year-old woman and fleeing with $3,000 and her identification document in Bedok on Wednesday (Sept 14).

The police were alerted to a case of alleged robbery in the vicinity of Bedok North Street 2 at about 11.50 am.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV and footages from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the 36-year-old man and arrested him at Lorong 4 Geylang on the same day at 2.20 pm.

Cash amounting to about $2,800 was recovered from the man and seized as case exhibit.

The man was to be charged in court on Sept 15 with voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery, which carries a penalty of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than 20 years, and not less than 12 strokes of the cane.