Sherman Chua, a sales assistant with a handphone shop at Geylang, chased a thief who stole from his store down the lorongs of Geylang and managed to apprehend him. The incident took place at Geylang at about 7.30PM last night.
After he was apprehended by the shop assistant, the thief struggled and tried to down a whole bottle cough syrup in an attempt to commit suicide. According to Sherman, he did not try to use force but instead held on to him firmly and tried to talk to him “nicely”.
The police eventually arrived and arrested him afterwards.