Manhunt for Gunman Launched!

In a short space of 2 weeks, Singapore has seen 2 robberies where guns were used. This might be common in another country, but for Singapore, it was a strike out of the blue, a reminder that we are not as isolated from violent crimes as we believed.

Today morning in Serangoon Ave 4, a man was shot dead and had his family tied up in a robbery. Their house were ransacked and the robber escaped. Till now, there is no news regarding his capture.

Police are advising members of the public that the said gunman is NOW on the loose and currently at large. A nation wide manhunt for the gunman is now on. DO NOT approach him as he is armed.

The description as given by the police for the gunman is as followed.

– Chinese
– wearing Black Brown T-Shirt
– Carries a blue demine bag
– Partially Blind.

Anyone with the above info are advised to contact the police at 999 immediately.

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old businessman was shot dead early Wednesday morning in his flat in Serangoon.

When police arrived at about 7.10am at Block 223, Serangoon Avenue 4, they found the man lying face down and bleeding on the floor of the study room.

Police say a man, armed with a gun, had entered the flat at about 6.55am.

The victim’s wife, teenage daughter and the maid were tied up and the house was ransacked.

A few shots were heard and the man then ran out of the flat.

The businessman may have known the assailant, police say.

A manhunt is currently ongoing for the suspect who is believed to be a Chinese man in his late 30s to 40s.

He has been described as being plump and about 1.7 metres tall, and was last seen wearing a black round necked T-shirt, black pants and black shoes.

He also had a black cap and appeared to be blind in his right eye.

Police add that he had fled the house carrying a blue denim handbag believed to contain cash and jewellery taken from the flat.

The police have advised members of the public not to approach the suspect as he may be dangerous.

Channel NewsAsia news team spoke to some neighbours who were awakened by the gunshots.

“In the morning, I heard 5, 6, or 7 loud ‘bangs’. I didn’t know they were gunshots until the police arrived later,” said one neighbour.

“I heard a lot of noise outside. I thought it was just some people quarrelling but early in the morning I heard a loud ‘bang’ like gunshot….it was just a while, so I continued sleeping,” said another. – CNA/ir

1 Comment so far

  1. jer (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

    pardon the callousness but finally, something interesting happening here.

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