Two arrested for two crimes of violence: assault and threatening person with a chopper

Two suspects have been arrested for two crimes of violence carried out last week, police said in a statement on June 14, 2016.
Two suspects have been arrested for two crimes of violence carried out last week, police said in a statement on June 14, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two suspects have been arrested for two crimes of violence carried out last week, police said in a statement on Tuesday (June 14).

A 21-year-old suspect is believed to have assaulted a male cyclist along Boon Lay Avenue last June 10 at about 8.20am.

Two days later, he and another 16-year-old are suspected of threatening a member of the public with a chopper at Block 108B Boon Lay Drive.

They were arrested on Monday at Block 191 Boon Lay Drive, police said.

The 69-year-old male cyclist's face was injured and he was taken to the hospital, police said.

The 21-year-old suspect will be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt. If convicted, he may be sentenced to 10 years in jail, along with a fine or caning.

The investigation against the 16-year-old suspect is still ongoing.

For criminal intimidation, anyone who is convicted can be punished with up to two years in jail, a fine or both. The jail term can extend to seven years if the threat is severe, such as to cause death.

For carrying a weapon, those convicted can be punished with imprisonment of up to five years and at least six strokes of the cane.