01 Oct '11, 4am

Police arrest pair of 19-year-old teen robbers.

The police arrested two 19-year-old boys who are believed to have carried out a string of robberies on young victims over the past two months. The two are suspected of being responsible for six robberies at Bedok North, Bedok South, Tampines, Pasir Ris and Balam Road between Aug 16 and Sept 23. Pairing up, they would target victims between the ages of nine and 15 who were on their way home from school and using their mobile phones. The boys would follow their victim, then one would restrain the victim from behind while the other would grab the victim's phone. Officers established the identities of the suspects after investigations and mounted an ambush on Thursday, where they arrested the two in MacPherson Road and Paya Lebar MRT station. If convicted, they can be jailed a minimum of two years. The maximum penalty for robbery with common intention is 14 years imprisonment ...

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