Woman arrested for robbery at Bukit Panjang Ring Road

Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman suspected of committing a robbery that took place in a lift of a block of flats in  Bukit Panjang Ring Road. -- ST FILE PHOTO
Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman suspected of committing a robbery that took place in a lift of a block of flats in  Bukit Panjang Ring Road. -- ST FILE PHOTO

Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman suspected of committing a robbery that took place in a lift of a block of flats in Bukit Panjang Ring Road.

At about 4.30pm on Sunday, the suspect was in the lift with a 73-year-old woman, when she whipped out a pair of scissors and demanded for the gold necklace that the elderly victim was wearing, said a police statement on Monday.

When the victim refused, the suspect snatched the necklace and fled when the lift door opened. The victim's cries for help alerted her son, who had been visiting a friend on the same floor, and he detained the suspect until police arrived to arrest her.

The victim's gold necklace and a pair of scissors were recovered as case exhibits.