Singapore – On August 14 (Wednesday), an allegedly unarmed robber, stole S$100,000 worth of jewellery from a shop in Ang Mo Kio.
According to a report by The Straits Times, the police were alerted at 4:10 pm of the incident that occurred at Hock Cheong Jade and Jewellery shop located at Block 574 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.
The suspect appeared to be in his 30s, according to hairdresser Heng Teo who was an eye witness to the scene.
Mr Heng, who works at the next-door Elegance Gents Hairdressing Salon heard a commotion in the nearby shop followed by the shop owners pleading “Tolong, tolong, (please, please) don’t take our things,” in Chinese.
When Mr Heng went out of his shop to check the incident, he saw a man running out of the jewellery shop and retreating towards a laundry shop further down the hallway.
According to Mr Heng, the suspect wore a black helmet, dark blue jacket and black pants and was carrying a black bag.
Mr Heng shared that the person he heard pleading with the robber was the younger of the two brothers who owned the shop.
“Police preliminary investigations reveal that a male suspect entered the jewellery shop at about 4pm,” noted the police statement.
“He jumped over the counter and grabbed jewellery amounting to about S$100,000, before he fled.”
The police added that no weapon was used during the incident and no injuries were reported.
Police investigations are ongoing. -/TISG