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S’poreans react to news that robbery considered a serious crime even if no weapons used

Posted on 09 July 2016

Three thoughts you must have had.

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Criminal lawyers in Singapore say that the man who robbed S$30,000 from a Standard Chartered Bank branch in Holland Village could face serious charges that attract a severe punishment under the Penal Code.

This is so even if he did not show or use a weapon.

What remains crucial are the elements of threat and fear, which they say were both present during the robbery.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “But banks have been robbing people without using any weapons for the longest time.”
Da Qiang, 43-year-old teller

 

sian-half-uncle “The bank employee who gave up the money without a struggle was not obliged to die for her job. Or bank.”
Ying Hang, 68-year-old security guard

 

happy-bird-girl “Sometimes a white man’s charm is all it takes.”
Espee Gee, 17-year-old dancer

 

 

 

 

 

 





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