The man suspected of trying to rob a Singapore pawn shop while wearing a pink turban is a Bangladesh national who overstayed, according to the police.
The 29-year ld man had allegedly tried to rob the shop near Boon Lay MRT station last Saturday, according to local media reports.
He later went to an HDB block in Jurong West and left his items in a backpack among potted plants outside a resident’s home. A few hours after the incident, the resident noticed the backpack and alerted the police.
This led the police to get a clearer picture of what the suspect looked like, the police said during a press conference today (2 Aug 2018), reports CNA.
The man, who was working as a construction worker previously, and had overstayed since December last year, was arrested on Wednesday along Muscat Street at about 7pm.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and director of the Criminal Investigation Department Florence Chua said the suspect was surprised when he was caught.
“He didn’t think we had caught on to his disguise,” she was qouted by CNA.
The suspect was accused of entering a ValueMax pawn shop outside Boon Lay MRT station at about 4.30pm last Saturday, armed with a knife and a gun assembled with plastic parts, and demanding that an employee hand over cash and jewellery.
When the employee refused, Razan allegedly said he had an explosive device and would blow up the shop. He fled the scene after throwing an object on the counter, CNA reported.