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Man arrested in $50,000 robbery

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 11, 2008

1 of the two men behind the Chiltern Drive abduction and robbery was arrested on Friday afternoon in a police ambush near his home in Sengkang.

The 54-year-old man, a Singaporean, did not put up a struggle when confronted by police officers.

On Tuesday, two robbers made off with $50,000 after they confronted a woman in her 60s at knifepoint in her driveway and drove her BMW to a bank in Hougang Central where she withdrew the money and gave it to one of them.

They also held the woman’s three-year-old grand-daughter and a Filippino maid captive in the locked car at a carpark.

By Wednesday, the police established the identities of the two robbers – who are friends – and where they live. They are not known to their victim.

Assistant Commissioner Ng Boon Gay, director of the Criminal Investigation Department, on Friday told a press conference how the police tracked down their man. (story)

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