Smart Thief : Man Who Used “Umbrella” & Stole Gold Chain Along Bedok North Street Arrested By Police


The Police have arrested a 59-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of snatch theft along Bedok North Street 3, where a victim’s gold chain with a gold pendant valued at $450 was allegedly snatched by an unknown man.

According to the police on 24 October 2022 at about 5.16pm, they were alerted to a case of snatch theft. Within six hours of the reported incident, officers from the Bedok Police Division identified the individual through on-the-ground inquiries and with the help of images from police and CCTV cameras.

The man and arrested him on the same day within six hours of the reported crime.

Source : SPF

This was despite the man’s attempt to shield his face from being captured on CCTV by using an umbrella while fleeing. The umbrella and a set of clothing worn during the commission of the offence were seized as exhibits. The gold chain belonging to the victim was also recovered.

The man will be charged in court on 26 October 2022 with the offence of snatch theft under Section 356 of the Penal Code 1871, the police added.

The offence carries an imprisonment term of not less than one year and not more than seven years, and caning.

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