Theft Of Bicycle
Your report discloses an offence of theft of bicycle. This page provides you with information on what the Police are doing to follow up on your case, as well as some of the measures you can take to avoid falling victim to such crimes again in the future.
NOW THAT I HAVE LODGED A POLICE REPORT, WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
Once a Police report is lodged at a Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) or Neighbourhood Police Post (NPP) our officers will provide you with a copy of the Police report and advise you on the next course of action. If your case was reported through the '999' Police Emergency Line, you will not be given a copy of the recorded transcripts. If you require a written report for your record, you can lodge a Police report at any NPC or NPP.
If your case is under investigation, the Investigation Officer in-charge of the case will inform you of the preliminary status of your case within 7 working days. He will also keep you updated on the subsequent developments of your case.
An investigation is the process where the Police make inquiries to uncover what has happened. Police conduct investigations to find out the truth behind an allegation and whether there is evidence that a criminal offence has been committed.
Our officers may conduct interviews to obtain details of the case. What a witness says during an interview may be recorded in a Police statement for future reference.
IF I HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE CASE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have further leads or information on your case, you should inform the Investigation Officer in-charge of the case promptly. If you are unsure who the Investigation Officer in-charge of your case is, you may call the phone number reflected in your Police report, or on the Case Card.
WHO CAN BE CALLED UP FOR INVESTIGATION?
Anyone whom our officers believe has knowledge of the facts of the case may be called up for investigations. The length of the Police interview would depend on the nature of the case and how much information the Police require from the person(s) being interviewed.
WHEN WILL I KNOW THAT THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED?
This will depend on the nature and the prevailing circumstances of the case. For instance, if there are several suspects involved or a series of crimes have been committed, the investigation may take a longer time to complete. Our officers will keep you informed of the key milestones and the outcome of investigation in writing.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED?
If there is sufficient evidence that a criminal offence has taken place, our officers will charge the suspect(s) in court. On the other hand, if no offence can be substantiated, our officers will cease the investigation. Our officers will write to the victim(s) of the crime and/or the complainant(s) to inform him/her of the outcome of the investigation.
WHAT CAN I DO TO AVOID FALLING VICTIM TO SUCH CRIMES IN THE FUTURE?
Here are some measures you can take to avoid having your bicycle stolen in the future.
- Keep your bicycle at home when you are not using it.
- If you need to park your bicycle at a public place, choose one with high human traffic preferably with CCTV monitoring.
- Secure your bicycle to a permanent structure such as a bicycle rack.
- Ensure all removable bicycle components are locked or secured.
- Make permanent identification marks such as engravings, or affix the Bicycle Security Label on the body of your bicycle.
About the Bicycle Security Label
The label comes with a unique serial number that helps you and the Police to identify your stolen bicycle.
Get Your Free Bicycle Security Label Now
Head down to your nearest Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) to collect a label for your bicycle. There is no limit to the number of bicycles you can bring to the NPC for labelling.
Other Useful Information
The Bicycle Security Label is meant for bicycles only. The label is not a form of bicycle registration. Bicycle owners need not report to the Police when they sell or dispose their bicycles. However, bicycle owners should provide the unique serial number when they are reporting the loss or theft of their bicycles to facilitate police investigation.
It is not necessary to affix the Bicycle Security Label for motorised bicycles as all LTA approved motorised bicycles already come with a unique serial number.
Last Updated on 21 April 2016