Man hurled objects at ATM, charged with rash act

SINGAPORE - A man claimed trial on Wednesday to a charge of committing a rash act to endanger life.

Koh Chee Tong, 33, is alleged to have swung a plastic chair and a metal stand as well as thrown a flower pot at a POSB ATM when one Hui Fook Cheng was using it at about 7.30am on Oct 4.

Bail of $15,000 was allowed.

The court heard that Koh has a pending drug case.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Oct 28 for the latest charge.

According to a police statement, police said they picked up a suspect near Raffles Avenue on Tuesday following extensive investigation into the case of the smashed ATM at Jalan Besar.

The maximum penalty for committing a rash act is six months' jail and a $2,500 fine.