Indonesian man charged for lunchtime stabbing at Raffles Place

An Indonesian man was charged in court on Saturday morning for the lunchtime stabbing at Raffles Place.

The 38-year-old man was accused of armed robbery, a crime punishable by at least 12 strokes of the cane.

The suspect, known only as Arun, allegedly attacked the victim, Mr Kang Tie Tie, at about 1pm on Friday at Exit B of Raffles Place MRT Station.

He stabbed Mr Kang in his right waist, right hip and right upper waist with a knife which had a 12.5cm blade, before robbing him of his sling bag.

The bag contained close to $180,000 in cash and cash cheques of about $600,000, reported The Straits Times.

The suspect was detained by passers-by.

He and the victim were taken to Singapore General Hospital.

Police issued a statement on Saturday saying it was "inappropriate to comment further" as the case was before the courts.

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