16-year-old arrested for armed robbery at Yishun 7-Eleven

The teenager allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven employee of $230 in cash at knifepoint.
The teenager allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven employee of $230 in cash at knifepoint.ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - A 16-year-old teenager has been arrested for robbing a shop of $230 along Yishun Avenue 5, the police said on Thursday (June 22).

The teenager had entered the shop, which The Straits Times understands was a 7-Eleven convenience store in Chong Pang, at 10.55pm on Monday (June 19).

Armed with a knife, he robbed a 22-year-old, understood to be a 7-Eleven employee, of $230 in cash.

After the victim made a police report, Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers conducted investigations and arrested the suspect at Yishun Central on Wednesday.

If convicted of armed robbery, the teenager can be jailed at least five years and not more than 20 years.

He will also be liable to at least 12 strokes of the cane.

Earlier this month on June 6, a 37-year-old man was arrested for armed robbery. He had stolen a woman's bag in Jurong West at knifepoint.