In a ceremony held at the Public Transport Security Command (TransCom) on 17 October 2018, Mr Yusman Bin Yusoff and Mr Yap Zuo Peng were commended for their public-spiritedness in assisting Police to detain two men in two separate cases of public nuisance.
In the first case, on 19 September 2018 at about 7.20pm, Mr Yusman was at the linkway between Toa Payoh MRT station and Toa Payoh Bus Interchange when he spotted a 23-year-old man holding his mobile phone in a tilted position to take an upskirt video of a woman. Mr Yusman alerted the TransCom officers who were patrolling at the station.
In the second case, on 3 October 2018 at about 8.50pm, Mr Yap was on an escalator at Hougang MRT station when he noticed that a man in front of him had placed his mobile phone underneath a woman's skirt. He approached the man and managed to detain him at the MRT station before alerting the Police.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Police Koh Wei Keong, Commander of Public Transport Security Command said, Commuters are advised to be vigilant to their surroundings. Mr Yusman's and Mr Yap's willingness to step forward to assist the victims, leading to the arrest of the suspects was commendable. The Police thank Mr Yusman and Mr Yap for their display of public-spiritedness. Such acts go a long way to help deter crime on the public transport network.
Source: Singapore Police Force