Gangsters attack and rob club-goers at Clarke Quay
AsiaOne – Friday, Feb 24, 2012
Six friends who were making their way to Clarke Quay were robbed and assaulted by a group of unknown men, who made off with three gold chains worth about $6,000.
The victims – three men and three women – were walking from The Arena Club to a taxi stand opposite Liang Court on Sunday 5.50am, when they were suddenly attacked by a group of men.
One of the victims, who only wants to be known as Sam, told The Straits Times that they had just decided where to have breakfast after celebrating his 30th birthday at The Arena, when the men approached him.
The sales executive said he was punched three times and when he fell to the floor, the men continued to hit him.
A friend who came to the rescue was also beaten, including the three women in the group.
Sam’s fiancee, business development officer Lini, 25, told The Straits Times: “There were seven to 10 of them, and they were chanting gang names. Their bodies were covered with tattoos.”
The scuffle lasted five minutes, in which the attackers grabbed the gold chains from two of the victims.