Duo Arrested for Serial Theft

The Police have arrested a 41-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman for their suspected involvement in a series of theft cases.

On 4 February 2018 at about 9.00 pm, Police were alerted to a case of theft at a handphone shop in Lucky Plaza. The owner of the shop reported that a handphone which was kept at the counter area had been stolen from his shop.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division conducted extensive ground enquiries and after viewing the CCTV footages, it was established that the man had allegedly taken the handphone and passed it to his female accomplice while the shop’s staff was attending to other customers and they left the shop shortly after.

The following day, the shop owner spotted both suspects in the vicinity of Lucky Plaza and called the Police, who arrived promptly at the scene and arrested them. Preliminary investigations revealed the duo’s suspected involvement in several other theft cases.

Both suspects will be charged in Court on 7 February 2018 with the offence of Theft in Dwelling with Common Intention under Section 380 read with 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, they face an imprisonment term which may extend to 7 years and shall also be liable to a fine.

The Police would like to remind members of the public to be vigilant of their surroundings and to safeguard their belongings in crowded places, especially during this festive season.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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