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Man who threatened to blow up a pawn shop in Boon Lay arrested

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The man who allegedly threatened to blow up a pawn shop in Boon Lay MRT on 28 July has been arrested by the Singapore Police Force.

On 28 July, at around 4.30pm, a man wearing a pink turban entered a ValueMax pawn shop in Boon Lay MRT and demanded that the staff hand over cash and jewellery.

The man started to stutter and pace the shop when the staff refused.

He then allegedly threatened to blow up the shop.

The man then claimed he had an explosive device on him and threw an object on the counter of the shop. He proceeded to run from the pawn shop without taking any items.

While this was happening, unbeknownst to the alleged robber, the staff had sounded an alarm to a security monitoring station which had already alerted and deployed police to the scene.

Upon arrival, the police determined that the object only contained some electrical components and that it was not an explosive device.

They then issued a notice informing the public of his description and going on a manhunt to find him.

The suspect was arrested on 1 August and faces a grim future.

Any persons caught using — or attempting to use — arms while committing or trying to commit an offence could face the death penalty if convicted

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