Suspected armed robber arrested within 17 hours of police reports being made

A 39-year-old man believed to be involved in two cases of attempted armed robbery at Anchorvale and Rivervale was arrested within 17 hours of police reports being made.
A 39-year-old man believed to be involved in two cases of attempted armed robbery at Anchorvale and Rivervale was arrested within 17 hours of police reports being made.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A suspected armed robber was arrested within 17 hours of police reports being made.

The 39-year-old man is believed to be involved in two cases of attempted armed robbery at Anchorvale and Rivervale, the police said in a release on Thursday night (Aug 4).

Both incidents took place on Wednesday (Aug 3). At about 1.30am, the police received a report from two women that a man armed with a knife had demanded their money and mobile phones along Anchorvale Road.

Then at around 2.50am, a man made a police report about an attempted robbery along Rivervale Drive.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Division managed to identify the suspect and he was arrested along Rivervale Drive at about 6.40pm.

If convicted of attempted armed robbery, he could be jailed up to seven years and caned.