On 12 July, Friday, a 67-year old man was arrested for attempting to rob a pawn shop in Bedok while armed with a chopper.
He was later arrested in Yishun on 13 July, Saturday.
The police received a report of the incident at around 1.50pm on Friday. The pawn shop manager, who only wants to be known as Mr Choo, mentioned that a man wearing dark clothing and a surgical mask had entered the shop holding a chopper. He then proceeded to try to smash open one of the display cases with the chopper, but the weapon broke into two pieces.
After that, he quickly picked up the broken pieces of the chopper and fled the scene. He did not manage to make off with anything else from the pawnshop.
The police have also added that no one had been injured.
Thanks to ground enquiries and images from police cameras, police officers from Bedok Police Division managed to identify the suspect and later on arrested him on Saturday along Yishun Street 22.
It was said that he had changed his clothes multiple times after fleeing the scene.
The suspect will be charged in court on Monday for attempted armed robbery. If found guilty, he faces between two to seven years in jail.
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