21 Apr '11, 5am

Unemployed man charged with the armed robbery of $450k from a businessman at a hotel room in MBS

An unemployed man was charged with the armed robbery of $450,000 from a businessman at a hotel room in Marina Bay Sands. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN AN UNEMPLOYED man was charged in court on Thursday with armed robbery of $450,000 from a businessman at a hotel room in Marina Bay Sands last week. No plea was taken from Octavius Tok Tien Howe, 37. He is said to have robbed Mr Gay Choon Hooi with an accomplice, of the amount in the room at about 11pm on April 14, while each of them was armed with a knife. The prosecution successfully applied for him to be remanded at Tanglin Police Division for a week with permission to take him out for investigation to trace the accomplice. Tok had objected to the remand and denied committing any crime. He will be back in court on April 28. If convicted of armed robbery, he can be jailed between three and 14 years, plus at least 12 strokes ...

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