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19-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Robber who preyed on elderly arrested
Posted: 19 August 2011 1637 hrs

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 53-year-old Chinese man who preyed on elderly victims.

The two victims were each robbed of their gold necklaces valued at about $1,000 each.

One of the victims is 73 years old. She was on her way home from marketing when she was robbed by a male Chinese suspect inside a lift at Blk 34 Bedok South.

His luck ran out when he robbed a 63-year-old woman earlier this month.

The woman' shouts for help attracted the attention of some members of the public who chased the suspect as he fled on a red bicycle towards Bedok Central.

They managed to detain him in front of Bedok Point but he escaped following a struggle.

He was spotted by the police seven days later and arrested after a short chase.

Two pawn tickets for the stolen items were recovered in his possession.

The suspect will be charged on Saturday.

If convicted, he faces a jail term of between two and 14 years.

He won't be caned as he is above 50 years old.

- CNA /ls