The Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two cases of theft of motor vehicles.
On 29 July 2022, the Police received two reports of motorcycles being stolen along Serangoon Avenue 3 and Woodlands Street 13. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him on 1 August 2022. Both motorcycles were also recovered.
The man will be charged in court on 3 August 2022 for theft of a motor vehicle under Section 379A of the Penal Code 1871, which carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years and a fine.
The Police would like to advise all motor vehicle owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
- Park in well-lit areas;
- Install an anti-theft alarm system and ensure it is well-maintained;
- Remove cash cards and other valuables, such as laptops and mobile phones before leaving the vehicle; and
- Remove the ignition key and lock the vehicle, whenever it is left unattended.