THREE TEENAGERS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF MOTORCYCLE WITHIN 10 HOURS
The Police have arrested three teenagers, aged 17 years old, for their suspected involvement in a case of theft of motorcycle.
On 15 September 2023, the Police were alerted to a case of a motorcycle being stolen from a carpark along Pasir Ris Street 12. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras and closed-circuit television (CCTV), officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the three teenagers and arrested them on the same day. The stolen motorcycle and helmet were also recovered.
One of the three teenagers will be charged in court on 18 September 2023 with theft of a motor vehicle under Section 379A of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years and a fine. Police investigations against the two other teenagers are ongoing.
The Police would like to advise all motorcycle owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
- Park your motorcycle in well-lit areas;
- Install an anti-theft alarm for your motorcycle;
- Use a motorcycle canvas to cover the motorcycle, securing both ends;
- Use additional locking devices such as disc brake locks or install a suspension guard;
- Remove the ignition key and lock the motorcycle, whenever it is left unattended; and
- Do not leave spare keys inside the motorcycle storage box.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
17 September 2023 @ 1:00 PM
In a bizarre yet comical incident captured on CCTV, a Malaysian-plated motorcycle rider’s ill-fated attempt to pilfer motorbike parts has become the talk of the town.
The incident, dated September 14, unfolded in a peculiar sequence of events that left both the motorbike owner and amused onlookers in stitches.
The Mysterious Thief Strikes
The CCTV footage, though not crystal clear, offers a glimpse into the unfolding drama. A shadowy figure is seen lurking near a parked motorcycle, which happens to be a brand-new, eye-catching model adorned with intricate gold embellishments.
The motorbike’s owner, who remains off-camera, can be heard exclaiming, “There! He’s trying to shake my thing! Then cannot.”
The “thing” in question is presumably one of the bike’s side mirrors or another piece of equipment attached to the vehicle. It appears that the thief’s attempt to steal the item ends in failure, prompting a hasty retreat.
He swiftly mounts his own motorcycle and speeds away, leaving the scene with nothing to show for his efforts.
“Cannot, he’s gone already,” the motorbike owner says as he commentates over the video, his voice laced with a mixture of amusement and relief.
Round Two: The Thief’s Return
Just moments after his initial failed attempt, the thief experiences an inexplicable resurgence of determination. With an unexpected u-turn, he heads back to the scene, ready to give it another shot.
“Try one more time sia,” comments the motorbike’s owner, his commentary mirroring the sheer audacity of the would-be thief.
However, much to everyone’s amusement, the second attempt also ends in fiasco. The thief’s mission to dislodge the coveted item once again proves fruitless, and he departs empty-handed, albeit with some unintended scratches on the gleaming new motorbike.