The Police have arrested a 48-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of theft from motor vehicle.

On 28 May 2019 at about 4.40 pm, the Police received a report that a mobile phone was stolen from a vehicle at No. 90 Marine Parade Central. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 31 May 2019 at Woodlands Close. The stolen mobile phone was recovered.

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone convicted for theft from motor vehicle shall be liable to an imprisonment term of up to 3 years and shall also be liable to a fine, or with both.

Members of the public are advised to safeguard their belongings and be vigilant of their surroundings when they park their vehicles. They are advised 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