Another armed robbery: this time near City Plaza!
Yesterday morning (28 Dec), at about 4am, a 44-year-old Singaporean man tried to rob a taxi driver using a pen knife.
According to reports, the taxi driver had picked up the man at Punggol and driven him to City Plaza. It was then the man demanded money from the taxi driver.
Instead of complying with his demand, the taxi driver refused. This caused the man to brandish a penknife at the taxi driver in order to threaten him into giving up his money.
However, he did not manage to rob the taxi driver and in the end, he fled.
The taxi driver managed to spot police officers nearby and asked them for help.
In less than two hours, at about 5:50am, the wannabe robber was caught and arrested.
After a decade of peace and quiet, it seems like armed robbery is becoming a trend nowadays.
On 31 July, a man had robbed a petrol station at Upper Bukit Timah Road. He was arrested on the same day.
The next day, on 1 August, another man robbed a Western Union branch at Ubi. He was arrested days later.
Later, in October, another man robbed an old lady at knifepoint in Punggol. He was also arrested on the same day.
With so few days to go before 2017 is over, would this disturbing trend of armed robbery die out?
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