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The Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of snatch theft.

On 7 April 2020 at about 10.40am, the Police received a report from a man that his mobile phone valued at $400 was snatched by an unknown man along 1 Jurong East Street 22.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 8 April 2020.

The man will be charged in court on 9 April 2020 with snatch theft under Section 356 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The offence carries an imprisonment for not less than one year and not more than 7 years, and 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; and
  • Avoid placing your wallet in your back pocket. If you are carrying ahandbag, sling it in front of you and ensure that it is fastened or zipped at all times.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
08 April 2020 @ 6:55 PM
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