Woman takes to Twitter to warn others after armed robbery attempt in a lift

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Photo: Twitter / @sy4za

A woman was threatened with armed robbery by a knife-wielding man in the early morning hours of Friday, June 29. The man attempted to rob the woman, but she fought back so hard that he was unable to take anything from her. He was arrested along Tampines Street later that day, after the police were able to confirm his identity.

The unnamed woman’s story was shared by a friend of hers on Twitter, with the caption “PSA: LADIES PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS WHEN YOURE ON YOUR WAY HOME/LIFT LOBBY This happened to a friend of mine when she got home late. !!PLEASE SHARE AROUND!!”

It was shared more than 1,200 times.

The woman told the story of the assault, which occurred after midnight on June 29, at Blk 493D, Tampines Street 43. A man had been following her home, but she dismissed this, thinking he was just an uncle she simply hadn’t seen.

However, when she went into the elevator, the man followed her and grabbed her from behind, trying to take her things from her. She fought back hard, and the man was only able to get the cover of her cellphone, a cat holding up its middle fingers, which he dropped in the struggle anyway.

The man had a knife, which caused the woman an injury to the web of her right hand. She received medical treatment costing $120 at the A&E for the wound on her hand.

Later that day, it was reported that a 37-year-old man was arrested for the attempted robbery of the woman. The woman’s friend posted an update on Twitter with a link to the report.

A police report had been filed concerning an attempted robbery in a lift at Block 493D Tampines Street 43, and police were later able to arrest a man after confirming his identity through their cameras. A case of attempted armed robbery was filed against the man, and should he be found guilty, he may receive a prison sentence of up to seven years, plus 12 caning strokes.