The Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of theft from motor vehicles.

In April and May 2019, the Police received several reports of theft of cash cards from delivery vans and lorries which were believed to be unsecured when parked at the carparks of several public housing estates in Taman Jurong. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 6 May 2019. EZ-Link cards, keys and a vehicle remote control were seized.

The man will be charged in court on 8 May 2019. If convicted, he will be liable to an imprisonment term of up to 3 years and shall also be liable to a fine, or with both.

The Police would like to advice all motor vehicle owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

Park in well-lit areas;

Install an in-car camera system and ensure it is well-maintained;

Install an anti-theft alarm system;

Remove cash-cards, keys and other valuables, such as laptops and mobile phones before leaving the vehicle; and

Lock all vehicle doors and wind up all windows when leaving the vehicle, even if it is for a short while.

Source: Singapore Police Force