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Man alleges that no one came forward to help when he was slashed and robbed at Tanglin Halt Market

In a Facebook post, Kyle Huang Junyuan and his friends said they found a blood trail leading to the toilet at Tanglin Halt Market. They followed it and found a middle-aged looking man holding a few bags of groceries and “bleeding profusely” from his hand. The man said people who witnessed the incident did nothing to help

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A man who came across the bloody aftermath of a robbery that took place at Tanglin Halt Market shed light on the events that took place that day.

The assailant, a 58-year-old man, was recently arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery.

On October 13, the suspect slashed another man with a fruit knife near Tanglin Halt Road, and managed to get away with the victim’s mobile phone as well.

In a Facebook post, Kyle Huang Junyuan and his friends found a blood trail leading to the toilet at Tanglin Halt Market. They followed it and found a middle-aged looking man holding a few bags of groceries and “bleeding profusely” from his hand.

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According to Huang, the injury “didn’t look life-threatening but the bleeding didn’t seem like it was going to stop any time soon.”

He wrote that, “Upon asking if he was okay, he explained that he was just robbed and cut by another man wielding a penknife. He told us he was having some drinks at the hawker centre when it happened. We immediately asked him if he felt okay and whether we should call for help. But we just called for the ambulance anyway”.

According to the man, “The people who witnessed this incident just stood by and did nothing to help”.

In his post, Huang also included the following details: The assailant was described by the victim to be a Chinese male, around 40 years old, wearing a white t-shirt that had the PSA logo on it. This incident happened around 10 pm on 13 October 2019 at Tanglin Halt Market.

He urged for witnesses or for anyone with information to contact the police.

The suspect was arrested and was subsequently charged in court two days after the incident.

Huang’s full post: Earlier this evening, my friends and I saw a blood trail leading to the toilet at a hawker centre. It looked fresh and we just stared at each other in shock.

We saw this man bleeding profusely from his hand while holding a few bags of groceries. It didn’t look life-threatening but the bleeding didn’t seem like it was going to stop any time soon. Upon asking if he was okay, he explained that he was just robbed and cut by another man wielding a penknife. He told us he was having some drinks at the hawker centre when it happened. We immediately asked him if he felt okay and whether we should call for help. But we just called for the ambulance anyway.

It was a gruesome sight as I saw blood continue to drip off his hand and I felt really sorry. But what he said after made my heart sank. The people who witnessed this incident just stood by and did nothing to help. He cried as he questioned us why. Perhaps they were shocked and afraid of the assailant hurting them as well?

Take a moment to think about what would you have done if you witnessed this incident. This man was in his late 40s and I think his nationality is irrelevant here. But I hope that we can all be a little more proactive in helping people in need (unless it poses an immediate danger to yourself as well).

The assailant was described by the victim to be a Chinese male, around 40 years old, wearing a white t-shirt that had the PSA logo on it. This incident happened around 10 pm on 13 October 2019 at Tanglin Halt Market. If anyone has any information, please contact the police. — with Russell Chua, Nelson Scheffervblle Ko and Guang Wei. /TISG

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