Geylang Bahru armed robbery: 35-year-old Malaysian remanded for investigations

A 35-year-old Malaysian general worker was charged on Friday with the armed robbery of a woman in her car at Geylang Bahru on Sunday afternoon.

Lee Heong Chye, who is originally from Penang, is alleged to have robbed the 33-year-old of her valuables worth $2,251, while wielding a penknife in a multi-storey carpark located at Block 60A Geylang Bahru, the court heard.

The Straits Times understands these include her smartphone, a wrist watch, ATM cards, a credit card as well as $200 and US$200 (S$250) in cash.

Lee has been remanded in police custody for further investigations and the case against him will be heard again on Dec 13. But if he is found guilty of armed robbery, he may be jailed for a minimum of two years and not more than 10 years, and given 6 strokes of caning. He may also be punished with an additional 12 strokes of the cane because he was armed with a what was deemed a "deadly weapon" during the robbery.

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