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  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,558 posts since Feb '12
    • Here is the full statement from the Singapore Police Force:
       


      Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for armed robbery in Lim Chu Kang.

      On 18 June 2013 at about 1.45 am, the suspect boarded the victim's taxi along Marina Boulevard, and directed the victim to take him Lim Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery. Upon reaching the stated destination, the suspect pointed a knife at the victim and robbed him of his cash and mobile phone. The victim was then directed to drive to Orchard Rd where the suspect alighted. As soon as it was safe to do so, the victim called the police with the assistance of a fellow taxi driver.

      Police officers attending to the case managed to locate and detained the suspect who was leaving the scene along Orchard Road at about 3.30am, where he was subsequently placed under arrest. The cash and mobile phone belonging to the victim was also recovered from the suspect's possession. .

      The suspect will be produced in Court on 19 June 2013 for an offence of Armed Robbery under Section 392 read with Section 397 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 which carries an imprisonment for a term which may extend to 14 years.

      Commander of Jurong Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Wilson Lim reiterated that Police will make all efforts to track down the perpetrators of such crimes and bring them to justice. At the same time, he would like to caution taxi drivers to remain vigilant and wary if passengers asked to be taken to isolated destinations and to alert their call centre. If they fall prey to such crimes, they should remain calm, avoid confronting the culprit, and take note of the culprit's description and to call the police immediately as soon as it is safe t

  • j007's Avatar
    3,158 posts since Oct '02
    • he would like to caution taxi drivers to remain vigilant and wary if passengers asked to be taken to isolated destinations and to alert their call centre. If they fall prey to such crimes,

       

      how to alert call centre? when pax is inside?

  • foolsh_2000's Avatar
    1,992 posts since Nov '11
  • hammerhammer8888's Avatar
    5,258 posts since Jul '10
  • quickpick's Avatar
    520 posts since Apr '07
    • Originally posted by hammerhammer8888:

      Not police efficient but a stupid robber in this case. Lol

      Yes indeed!At the very 1st point,he is stupid to rob a taxi driver which is one of the poorest blue collar working class,probably the same class as Bangladesh sweeper or lower.He should have choose to rob some rich people instead staying Nassim Hill,Sixth Avenue,Amber Garden,Tanglin.....the list go on.

      Edited by quickpick 19 Jun `13, 10:46AM
  • Smarttech.888's Avatar
    120 posts since Apr '13
    • Crime start from Orchard , after robbed went back to Orchard.

      How much u can get from a taxi driver ???

       

      The suspect is not young but 40 yrs old.

      What a Goondu !

       

  • getcarter's Avatar
    1,749 posts since Sep '11
    • I counted the cash fm the pic n it's $252 if iam not wrong plus a old school hp,wah lan it's a disgrace n insult to armed robbery leh lol

      Edited by getcarter 19 Jun `13, 12:06PM
  • Smarttech.888's Avatar
    120 posts since Apr '13
    • The picture could be taken from somewhere else, may not reflect the actual amount.

       

      However, u won't get more than 500 from a cabbie.

      Many cabbie used iphone or samsung now, can see booking and airport info.

  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • Yeah..really dumb robber.  After rob, still take taxi to Orchard.  Victim got all the time to take note of culprit's description.  Weekday, 3.30 am - how many people walking around in Orchard road? Easy to detect, easy to find.

  • hammerhammer8888's Avatar
    5,258 posts since Jul '10
    • Originally posted by getcarter:

      I counted the cash fm the pic n it's $252 if iam not wrong plus a old school hp,wah lan it's a disgrace n insult to armed robbery leh lol

      Ya loh...how come this cabby no $2/$5 small change one. Mostly $10...lol

  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by j007:

      he would like to caution taxi drivers to remain vigilant and wary if passengers asked to be taken to isolated destinations and to alert their call centre. If they fall prey to such crimes,

       

      how to alert call centre? when pax is inside?

      morse code.

       

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by j007:

      he would like to caution taxi drivers to remain vigilant and wary if passengers asked to be taken to isolated destinations and to alert their call centre. If they fall prey to such crimes,

       

      how to alert call centre? when pax is inside?


      This alone give you a very good reason why you can interview, if LTA caught up with you on why you interview paxs, you can tell them that TD must be wary and vigilant, if passengers aske to be taken to isolated destination, I must reject and alert call centre mah.

      And to define isolated places, there are many from sembawang to yishun to woodland to CCK..

       

      Edited by bowah 20 Jun `13, 1:18PM
  • OptimalTrans's Avatar
    1,815 posts since Jul '11
    • Originally posted by bowah:


      This alone give you a very good reason why you can interview, if LTA caught up with you on why you interview paxs, you can tell them that TD must be wary and vigilant, if passengers aske to be taken to isolated destination, I must reject and alert call centre mah.

      And to define isolated places, there are many from sembawang to yishun to woodland to CCK..

       

      hello, don't teach people my handling skill on LTA leh.............althought i have more than this

       

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • You lau jiao, sure have mah, aiya, LTA rules and policies are mend for us to explore the loops and holes mah. Just in a pond with a sign stated, no Fishing, then you fish 300m away, then NEA came and tell you Uncle, cannot fish, then you said, got sign then cannot fish there mah, here no sign leh, then NEA officer said...cannot cannot, I summon you..then you said, sorry sorry, I not sure ..please forgive ..me.

      NEA officer replied, ok ok, please dun do it the next time.

      Aiya, please lah, be more smart and wise in yr life mah, TD in Singapore on average have a higher IQ then most other people you know...but dunno why come to authority only, all hand shake and brain stuck liao, even lau char bo mod also scare...haiz!..oh should be Haze!

  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,558 posts since Feb '12
    • The victim was then directed to drive to Orchard Rd where the suspect alighted. 

      I like this part, after rob, still want free ride back...

       

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • This one not so much lah, at least the victim is smart, stay calm, never go wrong road, give in, then when pax goes off, he reported to his company and police. Police get into action, he safely go home, company stopped his rental fees for a few days for him to get over the shocke then drive on.

      Police recovered his lost, company still help him out with DRO and stop his rental fees when he attended court,  brought the culprit to court and settled

      Unlike Some get whacked jialat jialat for going the wrong way, and pax just walk away...lols

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