The Police are investigating a 27-year-old woman who is believed to have lodged a false report.

On 10 December 2018, the woman lodged a report, alleging that two unknown men had assaulted and robbed her of her purse and mobile phone along Boon Lay Avenue.

During the course of investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the woman's account. It was established that she had provided false information to the Police.

Investigations against the woman 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 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