SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old Singaporean man allegedly pointed a cable cutter at a convenience store staff in order to rob the shop of two power banks. He was charged with armed robbery on Thursday (Jan 7).
Shidee Abdul Wahab is alleged to have committed the offence at the 7-Eleven shop at Block 423 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 just past midnight on Dec 11, last year.
The two power banks were worth $98 in total.
District Judge Christopher Goh granted the police prosecutor's application to remand Shidee for a week at Jurong Police Division, with permission to take him out for investigations.
The case will be mentioned again on Jan 14.
The police, in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspect's identity was established with the aid of police surveillance cameras in thearea.
He was arrested on Tuesday in Choa Chu Kang.
If convicted of armed robbery by night, Shidee faces up to 14 years' jail. He also faces a minimum of 12 strokes of the cane, if found guilty.