The Police have arrested two men, aged 20 and 24 for their suspected involvement in a case of theft.

On 23 January 2018, the Police received a report from a victim alleging that his genuine Rolex watch was stolen. Investigations revealed that the victim had put up his watch for sale via a social media platform sometime in October 2017. The suspects had contacted the victim and requested to view the watch in person. The victim facilitated the request and handed the watch to the suspects for viewing. It is believed that the genuine Rolex watch was replaced with an imitation version by one of the suspects before it was handed back to the victim.

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of security camera footages, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identities of the suspects and arrested the two men on 30 January 2018 at Tuas Checkpoint. The genuine Rolex watch was recovered.

The two men will be charged in Court on 1 February 2018 with the offence of Theft with Common Intention, under Section 379, read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, they will face an imprisonment term which may extend to 3 years or with fine, or with both.

Source: Singapore Police Force