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Tip-off leads to arrest of man who carried knife in West Coast Road

Police arrested a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife (above) in West Coast Road on Tuesday, following a tip-off from a member of the public. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Police arrested a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife (above) in West Coast Road on Tuesday, following a tip-off from a member of the public. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Mr Rohani Julawi (above) called the police immediately after noticing that a man with a suspicious object tucked under his T-shirt. His tip-off led to the arrest of a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife in West Coast Road. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE
Mr Rohani Julawi (above) called the police immediately after noticing that a man with a suspicious object tucked under his T-shirt. His tip-off led to the arrest of a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife in West Coast Road. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Commander of Clementi Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (DAC) Melvin Yong (left), presenting the Public Spiritedness Award to Mr Rohani Julawi (right). Police arrested a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife in We
Commander of Clementi Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (DAC) Melvin Yong (left), presenting the Public Spiritedness Award to Mr Rohani Julawi (right). Police arrested a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife in West Coast Road on Tuesday, following a tip-off from Mr Julawi. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

Police arrested a 38-year-old man for carrying a knife in West Coast Road on Tuesday, following a tip-off from a member of the public.

Mr Rohani Julawi, 66, was in the area that day at about 6.10pm, when he met other people who told him about a man behaving suspiciously nearby. Mr Rohani called the police immediately after noticing that the man had a suspicious object tucked under his T-shirt.

Officers from Clementi Police Division responded, searched the suspect and found a knife in his possession. If found guilty, the suspect could be jailed for up to three years and receive at least six strokes of the cane for carrying an offensive weapon in a public place.

Commander of Clementi Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (DAC) Melvin Yong, commended Mr Rohani for his alertness and public-spiritedness. Mr Rohani is also a member of West Coast Protectors, a residents' watch group in the West Coast constituency. DAC Yong said: "Mr Rohani is a good example of the active and engaged resident whom the Police is keen to work with to enhance the safety and security of our neighbourhoods."

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