The Police are investigating a 33-year-old man who is believed to have lodged a false report.

On 17 August 2019 at about 12.40am, the man lodged a police report claiming that an unknown man had robbed him at knife point at the vicinity of Tampines Street 42 at about 10.30pm on 16 August 2019.

During the course of investigations, officers from Bedok Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the man's account. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had provided false information to the Police by claiming that he had been a victim of armed robbery.

Investigations against the man are ongoing. Anyone convicted of giving any information which he or she knows or believes to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or a 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 rather than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false police

Source: Singapore Police Force