A 57-year-old man was detained in Singapore on Monday after he allegedly attempted to rob a woman in Toa Payoh while carrying a knife.
At around 11 a.m. on Monday (Jan 9), the police said they responded to a “999” call for assistance at a carpark in Toa Payoh Lorong 6.
According to CNA, the 48-year-old victim was found to have sustained injuries on here right hand from an earlier assault.
Investigation revealed that she was getting into her car when the man allegedly approached her from behind, demanding that she get in, and then assaulted her, according to a news release from the police on Tuesday.
During the altercation, he allegedly had a knife in his possession.
The woman sustained a laceration on her right hand, scratch marks on her stomach and abrasions on her right arm, according to the report.
She was taken conscious to the hospital. She did not suffer any monetary loss and is in a stable condition.
Police said that officers established the identity of the man and arrested him within 24 hours of the police report through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs.
According to the update from Straits Times the man was charged on Wednesday with the offence of attempted armed robbery with hurt.
The 57-year-old man named Boey Yan Kit, appeared in court via video link at around 10.30am wearing a green shirt.
The police prosecution said Boey was found to have been involved in other similar offences and asked for him to be remanded at the Central Police Division for a week to assist investigations, according to ST.
After he was charged, Boey asked to be taken to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). District Judge Terence Tay said that the investigation officer would be mindful of Boey’s mental condtion. He added that the accused was clearly in the right frame of mind to make this request and rejected it.
For voluntarily causing hurt in committing or in attempting to commit a robbery, an offender may be jailed for between five and 20 years and caned.
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