51-year-old man arrested for snatching teenager's phone

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 51-year-old man suspected to have robbed a 15-year-old girl along Stirling Road.

The man had, on the pretext of making a phone call, ran away with teen's mobile phone valued at about $400, and later assaulted her in the midst of a scuffle on Jan 12 at about midnight.

He was arrested at Henderson Crescent on Jan 15 at about 11.30 am. The 51-year-old is believed to be responsible for another case of snatch theft in Bukit Batok East on January 11.

If guilty of robbery with hurt, he faces a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment and shall also be punished with at least 12 strokes of the cane.

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