Man robbed of iPhone and $500 cash at knifepoint in River Valley Road, suspect arrested in 48 hours

A 37-year-old man was arrested for allegedly using a knife to rob another man, 24, of cash amounting to $500 and an Apple iPhone, said police.

The victim sustained a deep cut wound on his hand and was conscious when taken to the hospital. He is currently in stable condition.

Police were alerted to a case of armed robbery with hurt along River Valley Road on Monday (Nov 14) at about 6.30 am.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him within 48 hours of the police report.

The man was to be charged in court on Nov 17 with armed robbery with hurt, which carries an imprisonment term of not less than five years and not more than 20 years, and with caning of not less than 24 strokes.

The police advise that when confronted in a robbery, you are to remain calm, take note of the physical appearance and any distinctive features of the perpetrator, and call for the police as soon as possible.