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Four Persons Arrested For Series Of Shoptheft With Common Intention

The Police have arrested 3 men and 1 woman, aged between 16 and 50, for their suspected involvement in a series of shop theft cases along Orchard Road.

On 6 July 2023, the Police received two reports of luxury items being stolen from shops along Orchard Road.

Through extensive follow-up investigations, officers from Tanglin Division established the identities of the four persons and arrested them on 7 July 2023. More than 20 items, including branded apparels, that were believed to have been stolen, were recovered. The items have an estimated total value of about $2,420.

The four persons will be charged in court on 8 July 2023 with theft in dwelling with common intention under Section 380 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term that may extend to 7 years and a fine.

The Police have zero tolerance against such syndicated acts of crime and will spare no effort to apprehend such offenders and will deal with them in accordance with the law.

The Police would also like to remind retailers to remain vigilant against shop thieves. Retailers are advised to adopt the following measures:

  1. Ensure a good line of sight for the displays by using an appropriate shop layout;

  2. Display advisory posters or signage against shop theft;

  3. Display expensive merchandise in locked showcases or at prominent locations (eg. near cashier counters);

  4. Install CCTVs with recording system at the entrance/exit of the store to capture the facial features of shoppers; and

  5. Deploy adequate security personnel to patrol the premises in luminous vests for increased visual deterrence effect.

 

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
07 July 2023 @ 5:05 PM
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