The Police is investigating a 30-year-old man who is believed to have made a false police report that his motor vehicle was stolen from Blk 271 Punggol Walk.

On 9 June 2017 at about 4.50pm, the man lodged a police report informing that his motor vehicle which was parked at Blk 271 Punggol Walk on 8 June 2017 was discovered missing in the early morning of 9 June 2017. He alleged that someone could have stolen his motor vehicle.

Upon receipt of the report, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive enquiries and detected several inconsistencies. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have made a false report on the alleged theft of his motor vehicle so as to disclaim liabilities arising from a separate case of driving under disqualification of all classes of license.

Investigations against the man are ongoing. Anyone who is convicted for giving any information which he knows to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to $5000, or with both.

The Police would like to remind the public that Police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false Police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force