Duo Arrested For Theft

The Police have arrested two men, aged 24 and 32, for their suspected involvement in a series of theft from person.

On 12 February 2018 at about 8.50pm, the Police received a report from a female victim who informed that her bag was missing. She had earlier placed the bag behind her while seated at a shopping mall along Orchard Road, before discovering that it was missing when she turned around. The bag contained credit cards and cash of about S$300/-.

With the aid of CCTV footages, officers from Tanglin Police Division identified the two suspects and arrested them along Balestier Road on 14 February 2018. Four handphones, believed to be fraudulently obtained, were seized.

The two men are believed to be involved in at least three other cases of theft from person that took place at shopping malls located along Orchard Road and Harbourfront Walk on 12 and 13 February 2018.

Both suspects will be charged in Court on 15 February 2018 with the offence of Theft with common intention under Section 379 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, they face an imprisonment term which may extend to 3 years or with fine, or with both.

The public is advised 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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