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Man To Be Charged With Series Of Theft From Vehicles

The Police will be charging a 26-year-old man for his suspected involvement in several cases of theft from vehicles.

Between 6 and 10 August 2022, the Police received multiple reports of theft from vehicles. Preliminary investigations revealed that the 26-year-old man had allegedly stolen several items from vehicles, with a total value amounting to about $1200.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police and CCTV cameras, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 11 August 2022.

The man will be charged in court on 13 August 2022 with theft from vehicle under Section 379 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, or both.

The Police would like to advise members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure the windows and doors of your vehicle at all times;

  • Do not leave valuables such as cashcards, laptops, handphones, briefcase or wallets in your vehicle;

  • Install an anti-theft alarm system;

  • Look around the vicinity for suspicious characters before leaving. If you see any suspicious characters, do take note of their appearance, clothing, height, or any other distinctive physical features and inform the Police for assistance. Do not confront them.

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
12 August 2022 @ 8:15 PM
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