Three charged with attempting to rob taxi driver in Lim Chu Kang cemetery

SINGAPORE - Two men and a woman were charged on Friday with the attempted armed robbery of a taxi driver in Lim Chu Kang Cemetery.

The woman, Eng Wan Fong, 21, and her male accomplices Goh Tong Chien, 21, and Tan Jing Zi, 22, are accused of attempting to rob and causing hurt to Mr Sazali Abdullah, 58, in his taxi at about 1am on Thursday, near Chinese Cemetery Path 1 along Lim Chu Kang Road.

Goh allegedly used a chopper to injure Mr Sazali.

Officers arrested the three at Jalan Boon Lay within four hours of receiving the report.

The suspects, who appeared in court via video-link from Jurong Police Division, will be remanded there for a week to help with investigations and recovering the weapon.

The case will be mentioned in court again on May 21.

Eng burst into tears after the charges were read and said in Mandarin that she had "family problems".

If convicted, the suspects could face up to 20 years in jail, and the men could receive a minimum of 12 strokes of the cane.