The Police are investigating two men, aged 26 and 45, who were believed to have provided false information to the Police.

On 8 June 2019 at about 12am, the two men reported to the Police that they had been assaulted and robbed by four unknown men in the vicinity of Tuas West Drive.

During the course of investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the men's account. Preliminary investigations suggest that they had provided false information to the Police by claiming that they had been victims of an assault and robbery.

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

The Police would like to remind members of 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