Monday, September 03, 2007

Armed Soldier in Orchard Road !

Missing armed NSman caught in Orchard

SINGAPORE: An armed SAF National Serviceman was caught in Orchard Road at 8pm on Monday, 19 hours after he had gone missing from camp. Police said the 20-year-old went missing at 11.59pm on Sunday from the Mandai Hill Camp, with a rifle and some ammunition issued by the army. 200 officers mounted a manhunt and police found him near Orchard Cineleisure. They also recovered the missing rifle and ammunition and will investigate the case under the Arm Offences Act. The Ministry of Defence has identified the NSman as Corporal Dave Teo Ming. Mindef said he had been given the rifle and ammunition for guard duty. He is an infantry rifleman from the First Battalion at the Singapore Infantry Regiment. Corporal Teo was enlisted in the army in September 2005 and will finish his national service with the army next month. - CNA

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