The Police are investigating a 53-year-old woman for allegedly providing false information to a public servant.
On 16 January 2021 at about 2.10pm, the Police were alerted to a case of snatch theft. The woman informed that two unknown men were riding past her on a motorcycle when her handbag was snatched by the pillion rider. The motorcycle then sped off.
During the course of investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division detected several inconsistencies between the woman’s account and the CCTV footages that were obtained by the officers. Investigations revealed that the woman had provided false information to the police and was not a victim of the reported crime.
Police investigations against the woman are ongoing. The offence of giving any information which he or she knows to be false to a public servant carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both.
The Police would like to remind members of the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodged false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
18 January 2021 @ 4:40 PM