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Woman robbed at knifepoint while parking in Geylang Bahru

Published on Dec 3, 2013 8:13 AM
Police officers carrying out investigations at the carpark at Block 57 on Sunday. The victim was forced to drive her car there after being robbed at another open-air carpark nearby. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

A man robbed a woman at knifepoint in her car on Sunday afternoon in Geylang Bahru, in a crime rarely seen in Singapore.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was parking her vehicle near a food centre packed with diners when the robber opened the car door and slipped into the front passenger seat, according to Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News.

After taking her valuables and cash, he forced her to drive to another open-air carpark where he bound her hands with tape before making his getaway.

The victim lost about $600 worth of cash and valuables, including an iPhone 5, added the paper.

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