Members of public lauded for helping arrest robber in Raffles Green stabbing

Members of the public attending to Indonesian businessman Kang Tie Tie, who was wounded in the abdomen and right arm in an armed robbery at Raffles Place on Nov 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: LEON LEE
Members of the public attending to Indonesian businessman Kang Tie Tie, who was wounded in the abdomen and right arm in an armed robbery at Raffles Place on Nov 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: LEON LEE
(From left) Wilson Benedict Lim, Mohamed Nazir and Dr Jacqueline Yam chatting with Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Daniel Tan after the ceremony on Dec 14, 2014. --  ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN
(From left) Wilson Benedict Lim, Mohamed Nazir and Dr Jacqueline Yam chatting with Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Daniel Tan after the ceremony on Dec 14, 2014. --  ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN
(From left) Wilson Benedict Lim, Dr Jacqueline Yam and Mohamed Nazir with their certificates of commendation awarded by the police on Dec 14, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN
(From left) Wilson Benedict Lim, Dr Jacqueline Yam and Mohamed Nazir with their certificates of commendation awarded by the police on Dec 14, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

SINGAPORE - Six people were commended by the police on Thursday for their help in arresting a robber who stabbed his victim for some $800,000 in cash and cheques at Raffles Green last month.

Bank analyst Wilson Benedict Lim, 27, and auditor Mohamed Nazir, 28, assisted in pinning down the robber while Dr Jacqueline Yam, 39, rendered medical aid to the injured Indonesian businessman Kang Tie Tie, who was lying in a pool of blood.

Dr Yam said: "He was bleeding profusely from his waist when I got to the scene. There were also wounds on his shoulder.

"I had to apply pressure on his waist to stop the bleeding. If he was to continue bleeding, his life might have been in danger," she added.

At the ceremony, they were presented with certificates by Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Daniel Tan.

The other three awardees did not attend the ceremony.

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