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The Police have arrested a 64-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of snatch theft.

On 12 January 2020 at 7.06am, the Police received a report that an unknown man had snatched a wallet from a 73-year-old woman along Yishun Ring Road.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 15 January 2020.   

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone charged and convicted with an offence of snatch theft under Section 356 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 will face an imprisonment term of not less than one year and not more than 7 years, and shall also be liable to caning.

Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures against snatch theft:

  • Always be alert and attentive to your surroundings. If you suspect that you are being followed, remain calm and proceed to a more crowded area or call the Police to seek help;
  • Avoid wearing excessive jewellery or carrying large sums of cash;
  • Avoid placing your wallet in your back pocket. If you are carrying a handbag, sling it in front of you and ensure that it is fastened or zipped at all times; and
  • When on the streets, carry your handbag on the side that is away from moving traffic.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
15 January 2020 @ 2:50 PM
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