The 57-year-old resident living in Blk 47 Owen Rd had claimed that he was attacked and stabbed in his home by two unknown individuals and was robbed of $600 during the assault. The resident subsequently made a police report on the incident.
The 57-year-old said that two gangsters broke into the house, stole $600, and stabbed him. After police investigation, it was revealed that he reported a false case, SMDN reported.
In a press release shared by MP Alvin Tan, the police said that, On 5 Feb 2022 at about 3.20pm they were alerted by a man to alleged case of armed robbery with hunt. The man claimed that two unknown men had entered his unit and robbed him of $600 at knife point. He also claimed that the duo had injured him with knife during the incident, before they fled from the unit.
After the report was made, while investigating the case officers from Tanglin Police Division detected several inconsistencies between the 57-year-old’s statement and Police camera footages obtained by Police officer.
Upon investigation, the officers found out that the man had purportedly provided false information to the police and he was not the victim of the reported crime.
The Man is being investigated by the police and the offence of giving any information which a person knows to be false to a public servant carries an imprisonment term up to 2 years, fine or both.
In a Facebook post, Member of Parliament Alvin Tan urged residents and members of the public not to provide false information that will cause unnecessary alarm or consume police resources.
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