Police searching for suspect who threatened to blow up pawn shop outside Boon Lay MRT station

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The Police are appealing for information in a case of a man who allegedly threatened to blow up a pawnshop. The Police said that the man, who is about 1.75m, was last seen wearing a pink turban, blue jacket and long brown pants.

Appeal for Info – Incident @ Boon Lay MRT StationThe Police are appealing for information to assist in our investigations. The man, who is about 1.75m, was last seen wearing a pink turban, blue jacket and long brown pants.Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Posted by Singapore Police Force on Saturday, 28 July 2018

Police preliminary investigations revealed that a man entered a pawnshop located outside Boon Lay MRT station on 28 July at about 4.30pm. The man threatened the shop staff with a knife, as well as a gun that is believed to be a replica, and demanded them to hand over the cash and jewellery. Failing in his robbery attempt as the shop staff had refused his demands, the man then allegedly told the staff he would blow the pawnshop up with an object that he claimed was an explosive device.

The man then threw the said object on the counter and fled the pawnshop without taking any items. The said object was immediately thrown out of the pawnshop by the staff who then called the police. No staff were injured.

The Police had established that the object only contained some electrical components.

The Police have classified the case under Section 4(A) of the Arms Offences Act. Anyone found guilty of using or attempting to use any arm at the time of his committing or attempting to commit any scheduled offence shall, whether or not he has any intention to cause physical injury to any person or property, be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be punished with death.

The Police are appealing for information to assist in its investigations.