The Police have arrested a 60-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of theft from motor vehicle.

On 20 August 2017, the Police received a report on a case of theft from motor vehicle along Aljunied Road. The victim's bag containing cash and personal documents were reportedly missing from an unsecured lorry parked at the location. Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of footages from Police Cameras (POLCAMs), officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him on 21 August 2017 along Aljunied Crescent. A black sling bag, cash and some personal documents belonging to the victim were recovered from the suspect and seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in Court on 22 August 2017 with the offence of Theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years, or with fine, or with both.

The Police would like to advise vehicle owners to adopt the following measures to safeguard their vehicles against theft:

Install an anti-theft alarm system;

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

Lock all vehicle doors and wind up all windows when your vehicle is parked, even if it is for a short while;

Park your vehicle in well-lit areas; and

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

Source: Singapore Police Force