13 November 2015
Toa Payoh ‘curry powder’ armed robbery suspect arrested
SINGAPORE – A 41-year-old man who allegedly threw curry powder at an elderly woman during an armed robbery at Toa Payoh last month has been arrested, said Police in a statement on Friday (Nov 13) night.
At 7.54pm on Oct 30, a 62-year-old woman reported to the Police that she had been assaulted and robbed of her handbag while in the lift at Block 110, Lorong 7 Toa Payoh.
The suspect was armed with a knife and had thrown curry powder contained in a transparent container at the victim during the robbery.
Following the report, officers from the Tanglin Division conducted extensive ground enquiries and reviewed the police cameras in the vicinity.
They established the suspect’s identity and arrested him on Thursday at Lorong 7 Toa Payoh.
1 November 2015
Man allegedly throws curry powder at victim after robbing her
It happened at Lorong 7, Toa Payoh block.
Nov 1, 2015 6:00am
By RONALD LOH
He followed her into the lift and stood behind her.
Once the lift doors closed and the lift started moving, he allegedly whipped out a knife and punched her in the face.
The elderly woman collapsed to the ground, begged for her life and said: “Take what you want, please just don’t hurt me.”
After taking her handbag and mobile phone, he allegedly took out a jar of curry powder from his bag and threw the powder in her face.
The incident, which took place at about 7.50pm on Friday, left the woman so traumatised, she no longer dares to take the lift alone.
“Now I make sure there is a familiar face in the lift before I go in,” she told The New Paper on Sunday in Mandarin.