Category: Asia Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 09:00 Written by Vicky Ben
Four suspects for snatch theft and robbery of mobile phones in two separate cases were arrested by the police with the help of three members of public. On June 19, a 21-year-old victim was attacked in Jurong West Street 91 early in the morning by a 22-year-old robber.
The victim was walking along the void deck of Block 945 around 4: 45am when the subject snatched her mobile phone. After borrowing her phone, he punched the lady on her left cheek and then ran away. Without delaying she started to shout for help and also gave a chase. Thus, alerting three passers-by who aided in capturing the thief.
The police arrested the thief and the stolen mobile phone was recovered and was handed over to its owner. On June 20 the accused would be charged in the Court for the robbery. If he would be guilty, then he would be sentenced to a maximum jail term of 20 year and punished with at least 12 strokes of the cane.
The lady shouted for assistance and attracted three public members who were able to grab the suspect. The police recovered the victim’s phone and took the thief into their custody.