The Police have arrested a 52-year-old man who is believed to be involved in a series of bicycle thefts.

Between December 2016 to February 2017, the Police received several reports of bicycle thefts in Yishun. Through extensive investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Division arrested the suspect on 6 February 2017.

The subject will be charged in Court on 8 February 2017 with the offence of Theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment term of up to 3 years, or with fine, or with both.

The Police would also like to remind the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures to safeguard their bicycles from theft:

Lock your bicycle when left unattended, even if it is only for a short while. All removable bicycle components should also be secured;

Use durable locks. You can consider using a U-lock that provides better security, complemented with a cable lock, or use a bicycle lock with an alarm feature.

Source: Singapore Police Force