Man charged with robbery at Chinatown hostel

SINGAPORE – A 37-year-old man allegedly involved in a robbery at a hostel in Chinatown was charged in court on Saturday (Sept 25).

Goh Soon Kim, a Singaporean, is accused of robbing four victims of $1,000 in cash at S Inn Chinatown in Temple Street on Friday while armed with a flick knife.

His alleged accomplice, Ng Chek Kiang Angelo, 42, has not been arrested yet.

In a press release on Saturday, the police said they were alerted to the case on Friday at 3.15am.

The victims were not harmed.

Officers from Central Police Division and Tanglin Police Division arrested Goh at Lorong 1 Toa Payoh five hours later.

He is to be remanded at Central Police Division upon discharge from Singapore General Hospital.

If convicted of robbery, Goh can be jailed for between three and 14 years and receive at least 12 strokes of the cane.

The police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Ng – Goh’s alleged accomplice.

Those with information can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at

The police said all information received will be kept strictly confidential.

It reminded the public that harbouring fugitives is a serious offence which is punishable with imprisonment and a fine.