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The Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of theft.

On 4 August 2022, the Police received a report from a female victim who informed that an unknown man had purportedly stolen cash amounting to $700 from her along Eunos Road. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had approached the victim and her friend and had allegedly deceived the victim into conducting a check on her personal belongings before fleeing with her money.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 6 August 2022. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in another similar case of theft at Geylang.

The man will be charged in court with theft on 8 August 2022. The offence of theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, or both.

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

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
07 August 2022 @ 4:00 PM
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