4 men nabbed over $48,000 daylight heist at Jurong Gateway

Exhibits seized by the police. (Photo: SPF)
Exhibits seized by the police. (Photo: SPF)

SINGAPORE – Four men have been arrested by the police for their suspected involvement in a daring daylight robbery at a shop at Jurong Gateway on Thursday (19 November).

In a statement on Friday, the police said three of the men, aged 19 to 22, robbed the shop. One of the suspects allegedly pointed a knife at a female staff, pulled her hair and demanded that she hand over money.

“The men subsequently dragged her into a room within the unit to confine her, before fleeing with cash amounting to about $48,000,” said the police.

Officers were alerted to the crime at about 4.15pm and three of the suspects were arrested within 12 hours.

The fourth suspect, 26, is believed to have thrown the knife that was used in the heist. He was later arrested.

So far, officers have recovered $30,000 in cash.

The police said the four suspects will be charged with aggravated armed robbery on Saturday.

The offence is punishable with a jail term of between five and 20 years along with mandatory caning of at least 12 strokes.

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