Man stabbed after confronting bike thief

17 Nov 2014          Source: STOMP

A man was stabbed during a scuffle to retrieve a stolen motorbike at the carpark of Woodlands Avenue Block 569B at 9pm on Friday (Nov 14).

The Honda motorbike was stolen from a car workshop owned by Mr Ng Yen Zhang, 31, three weeks ago, reports Shin Min Daily News.

Mr Ng said that he police informed him that the vehicle was found at a carpark in Woodlands.

However, when he went to the location with two of his friends, he was shocked to find that the motorbike had been modified.

Assuming that the thief lived nearby, they waited nearby for seven hours to try and ambush him. 

He eventually showed up with a female companion, and was shocked to see the three men confront him when he tried to start the motorbike.

Although the men managed to pin him down, he surprised them by brandishing a fruit knife.

In the ensuing struggle, Mr Ng's friend Mr Daniel Ey, a 29-year-old sales executive, was stabbed in his left calf.

Mr Ng's 33-year-old business partner Mr Eric Leong sustained a cut to on his knee. He was taken to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital for outpatient treatment.

The suspect's female companion allegedly disarmed him and left the scene before the police arrived.

Mr Ng, who was unscathed from the incident, regrets his actions as his friends got hurt during the scuffle.

A police spokesperson said that a man in his 30s was arrested for attempted theft of a motor vehicle and for voluntarily causing hurt grievous hurt.