Six australian schoolgirls arrested in SG for ‘shoplifting’ in Orchard Road


Six Australian schoolgirls aged between 14 & 16 were arrested in Singapore on Sunday (Nov. 13) for allegedly shoplifting in Orchard Road.

The girls stole from a Crocs store and Victoria’s Secret, according to the reports.

The Daily Mail Australia reported “A group of Australian private schoolgirls allegedly shoplifted saucy lingerie in a Victoria’s Secret shop in Singapore (pictured, Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro wearing the chain’s expensive underwear at a New York fashion show).

The five students had only arrived in Singapore the day before as part of an eight-day international school netball tour that cost parents $3,300 for each child”.

Police arrested the girls while they were still in the city’s upmarket Mandarin Gallery shopping mall and brought them back to the store, according to the report.

According to Today Online, the police said they were alerted to a case of theft at 333A Orchard Road at 4.04pm on Sunday and arrested six teenagers aged 14 to 16 in relation to the case.

Investigations are ongoing, said the police.

Daily Mail Australia reported that the cameras allegedly “caught the group of five Year 10 girls from Victoria’s elite Bacchus Marsh Grammar stashing away expensive underwear before leaving the store without paying on sunday”.

Police arrested the girls while they were still in the city’s upmarket Mandarin Gallery shopping mall and brought them back to the store.

They were among a group of 18 schoolgirls in Singapore for a regional netball competition, according to several Australian media outlets.

The six were accused of shoplifting from Victoria’s Secret and Crocs shoes stores, and behind bars for 10 hours after they were caught, according to the Australia’s 9News outlet.

According to Today Online, Bacchus Marsh Grammar principal Andrew Neal said in a statement on Tuesday that “a small group of students have found themselves involved in an incident in Orchard Road”.

“The police have been firm, fair and thorough and the school is appreciative of their professionalism,” said Mr Neal.

He added that he hoped the police investigations will be finalised by later in the week and that the students involved are currently under the direct care of school staff members.

The Herald Sun reported that the girls were part of the school’s Elite Netball Sports Camp programme, which has been running in Singapore for 11 years.

The Singapore programme began on Nov 12 and the schoolgirls were slated to return to Melbourne on Nov 20.

Their visit was set to include “a number of friendly matches with the Singapore Sports School teams”, the Daily Mail reported.

When contacted by Today Online, Singapore Sports School principal Ong Kim Soon said on Thursday that the “school is aware of the incident involving students from Bacchus Marsh Grammar School and is in contact with the staff leading the Bacchus Marsh delegation”.

“The Bacchus Marsh Grammar School is the only overseas institution invited to participate in the inaugural Singapore Sports School’s Netball Quad-Series,” said Mr Ong.

He declined to comment further as the case is under police investigation, according to Today Online.

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