The Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of snatch theft.
On 8 January 2024 at about 7.15am, the Police were alerted to a case of snatch theft along Marine Terrace, where an unknown man had purportedly snatched a handbag from a female victim.
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 within seven hours from the time of the report. The stolen handbag was recovered and seized as case exhibit.
The man will be charged in court on 10 January 2024 with the offence of snatch theft under Section 356 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of not less than one year and not more than seven years, and caning.
The Police will not tolerate such brazen acts of crime and will spare no effort to apprehend such offenders and deal with them in accordance with the law.