Man arrested following attempted armed robbery in Geylang

The Straits Times understands that the man took a taxi in Geylang and asked to be dropped off at City Plaza.
The Straits Times understands that the man took a taxi in Geylang and asked to be dropped off at City Plaza.PHOTO: FACEBOOK / SG ROAD VIGILANTE - SGRV

SINGAPORE - A 37-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery at Block 7 Marine Terrace, according to the police.

Preliminary investigations revealed the man was involved in two other similar cases reported on the same day.

On Tuesday (Nov 13) at about 5.52pm, a 35-year-old taxi driver reported that an unknown man had robbed him at knifepoint at Block 7 Marine Terrace.

The police were also alerted to a case of armed robbery at 810 Geylang Road on Tuesday at 6.19pm.

The Straits Times understands that for the case in Geylang, the man took a taxi there and asked to be dropped off at City Plaza.

However, he could not pay for the ride. He also allegedly asked the driver for money at some point during the journey.

He is believed to have been armed with a knife during the incident. No money was given and no one was injured.

The man was arrested at 8.10pm on Tuesday.

He is expected to be charged in court on Thursday with armed robbery. If convicted, he could be jailed for between two and 10 years, and get at least 12 strokes of the cane.