SINGAPORE: Police have arrested two boys, aged 12 and 14, who are believed to have assaulted a 79-year-old man in a bid to rob him.
The elderly man lodged a police report on Tuesday, informing that he had been assaulted by two boys who tried to rob him earlier on the same day at Block 124 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
He suffered a swollen left eye and abrasions on his face, knee and palm as a result of the attack.
Police said officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division were patrolling in the vicinity of Blk 341 Ang Mo Kio St 31 later that day when they spotted a group of youths at the BBQ pit.
The group fled in different directions. The officers gave chase and detained one of them – a 12-year-old boy, after a short chase.
Police said that preliminary investigations revealed that he was believed to be one of the suspects who had attempted to rob the 79-year-old victim earlier.
The officers managed to establish the identity of his 14-year-old accomplice through follow-up investigations and arrested him in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Wednesday morning.
Channel News Asia