Male suspect robs S$100,000 worth of jewellery from Ang Mo Kio shop without weapon

No one was injured.

Belmont Lay | August 15, 03:37 am


An allegedly unarmed robber made off with S$100,000 worth of jewellery from a shop in mature Ang Mo Kio estate on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

The police were alerted at about 4.10pm to a case of robbery at Hock Cheong Jade and Jewellery located at Block 574 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.

The Straits Times reported that the man appeared to be in his 30s, based on an eyewitness account.

ST also reported that the jewellery shop owners were overheard saying in Mandarin: “Tolong, tolong, (please, please) don’t take our things”.

Two elderly brothers reportedly own the jewellery shop.

Police statement

“Police preliminary investigations reveal that a male suspect entered the jewellery shop at about 4pm,” the police statement said.

“He jumped over the counter and grabbed jewelleries which amounted to about S$100,000, before he fled.”

The police also revealed that no weapon was used and no one was injured.

The male suspect was wearing a black helmet, blue jacket, a pair of black pants and carrying a black bag.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Police on scene for several hours

At around 7pm, a large area surrounding the jewellery shop and neighbouring shops had been cordoned off as the police were still there, Today reported

The jewellery shop owners declined to speak to the media.

Anyone with information may call its hotline 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

All information will be kept confidential.

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