Bangladesh national Sheikh Md Razan, 29, allegedly tried to rob a pawnshop near Boon Lay MRT station last Saturday. He was armed with a knife and a gun assembled with plastic parts. When the employee of the pawnshop refused his demands for cash and jewellery, Razan allegedly said that he had an explosive device with him and threatened to blow up the pawnshop. He fled after throwing an object on the counter.
Razan was surprised when he was caught. “He didn't think we had caught on to his disguise,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police and director of the Criminal Investigation Department Florence Chua. Razan has also been overstaying since December 2017. He will be charged on 3 Aug 2018.