Man, 48, arrested for armed robbery at Shell petrol station in Upper Bukit Timah Rd

The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife, and had escaped with about $1,000.
The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife, and had escaped with about $1,000. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old man has been arrested for an armed robbery at a Shell petrol station on 219 Upper Bukit Timah Road.

The police said that they were alerted to the case at 12.48pm on Monday (July 31).

The suspect was arrested at about 4.50pm, a police spokesman added.

The Straits Times understands that the suspect was armed with a knife, and had escaped with about $1,000.

A Shell spokesman told The Straits Times that none of its staff or customers had reported any injuries.

The spokesman added: "As this incident is currently under police investigation, we are unable to comment further. The station has now resumed its business operations."