Man Arrested For Stealing $50 From Donation Box Of Mosque Along Jalan Haji Alias


A 42-year-old man has been detained by the police for his suspected involvement in a case of criminal trespass and theft.

According to police press release, on 5 December 2022 at about 6.45am the Police were alerted to a case of criminal trespass and theft at a mosque along Jalan Haji Alias.

“Cash amounting to at least $50 were purportedly stolen from a donation box”, according to the police.

“Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within eight hours of the report”, the police said in release.

The man will be charged in court on 7 December 2022 with criminal trespass punishable under Section 447 of the Penal Code 1871 and theft punishable under Section 379 of the Penal Code 1871.

The offence of criminal trespass carries an imprisonment term of up to three months, fine of up to $1, 500 or both. The offence of theft carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine or both.

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