Home Briefs: Two teens arrested for robbing taxi driver

Two teens arrested for robbing taxi driver

Police arrested two teenagers yesterday for allegedly robbing a taxi driver of $25 in Clementi Avenue 1 and hurting him in the process.

The police said in a statement yesterday that they received the 60-year-old driver's complaint at about 4.15am.

The two male suspects, aged 17 and 19, had fled towards Clementi Avenue 2 after robbing him, according to the driver.

Officers from the Clementi Division then conducted a coordinated search in the area. They managed to trace and arrest one of the suspects in Clementi Avenue 2 at about 6.50 am.

The other suspect was arrested in his home in Clementi Avenue 3 at 9.15am. All the stolen money was recovered.

East-West Line hit by train fault

A train fault in Clementi held up thousands of commuters heading for work yesterday morning on the East-West MRT line.

Operator SMRT posted on Twitter that trains were moving slower than usual towards the east, and that travel time between Clementi and Queenstown would take 15 minutes more or so. Later, it revised the delay to 20 minutes.

Its tweet was posted at around 10am. At 10.17am, SMRT tweeted to say the faulty train had been cleared, and services were now "operating normally" between Clementi and Queenstown.

Para-athlete faces more charges

National para-athlete Adam Kamis, 36, who was charged last week with procuring a teenager for prostitution, now faces five more charges involving the same offence.

He is now accused of procuring six Singaporean women, aged 18 to 38, for the purposes of prostitution. He allegedly committed the offences between October 2014 and June this year at his flat in Yishun .

Bail was granted at $40,000 and he is due back in court on Oct 26.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe