Sunday, 8 June 2008

Woman Stabbed to Death at Causeway Point Food Court

This story is a little too close to home for us - we frequent Causeway Point (which is just 5-min from where we live) to do our shopping and often eat at the food court. We usually do this on a Sunday - luckily we were there much later than normal this week, and didn't need to witness this horrific incident.

It's left me wondering how often these sort of incidents occur in Singapore? I know we pride ourselves as one of the safest countries to live.


THE INCIDENT

A 45-year-old woman was stabbed to death at a shopping centre in Woodlands on Sunday morning.

Police were called in to the Causeway Point food court at 10.35 am, where the victim was found with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead about five minutes later.

Police have classified the case murder, and are looking for a 60-year-old man to assist in investigations. The man was last seen wearing a blue polo T-shirt, with shorts and black shoes.

ANOTHER RECENT CRIME AT CAUSEWAY POINT

This incident has caused (pardon the pun) me to research a little more on other recent crimes at Causeway Point. I discovered the following Publication by the 'Woodlands Neighbourhood Police Centre'. It is obviously less severe than the food court stabbing case, but still leads to cause for concern.

Dear shoppers...

CRIME PREVENTION ADVISORY ON THEFT

1 Recently, 3 cases of theft were reported in Causeway Point Shopping
Centre. The victims were all young children aged between 2 - 5 yrs old. The
culprit would walk around the shops to look for young children adorned with gold
jewellery. He would approach the victims when they were left alone, and take
away their gold jewellery.

2 The culprit is described to be a Chinese subject in his 40s, fair complexion,
height of 1.7m tall, sporting a short black/brown colour hair and acne on his face
and wrinkles around his eyes.

3 You can help to reduce these crimes by adopting the following crime prevention measures:

a) Keep an eye on your children at all times while shopping;

b) Do not adorn your children with excessive gold jewellery; and

c) Be wary of suspicious persons who may be following you. Move towards the nearest crowded places or dial `999` to alert the police.

4 If you have any information on the above crime or wish to report suspicious person(s) loitering in the neighbourhood, please contact WOODLANDS NPC at 1800-767 9999 or dial 999.

Yours sincerely

DSP CHOY CHAN HOE
COMMANDING OFFICER
WOODLANDS NPC

CRIME PREVENTION – A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY


Finally for a bit of fun, here's the latest TV series coming soon to a channel near you. Set entirely in Singapore and Malaysia, it's 'Prison Break 4'... better known as "TOILET BREAK", featuring Mas 'The Limping Terorrist' Selamat:

2 comments:

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Pete, as you probably know, 'amok' or 'amuck' is a term that originated here.

Anonymous said...

Found the description "young children adorned with gold
jewellery" rather funny.