The Police have arrested three teenagers, aged between 16 to 18, in connection with a case of theft involving a motor vehicle.
The incident occurred on November 30, 2023, at approximately 5:20 pm, when a lorry was reported stolen from an open space carpark along Marsiling Crescent. The investigation led to the identification and subsequent arrest of the suspects, while the stolen vehicle has been successfully recovered.
According to police press release, the victim informed the Police that his lorry had been allegedly stolen.
It was later revealed that the vehicle was left unlocked, with its key purportedly left inside.
“Through ground enquires and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identities of the trio and arrested them” the police added.
The stolen vehicle has been successfully recovered.
Following the thorough investigation, two of the suspects, aged 17 and 18, are set to face charges in court on December 2, 2023. They will be charged under Section 379A read with Section 34 of the Penal Code 1871 for the theft of a motor vehicle.
The case against the youngest suspect, aged 16, remains under investigation.
If found guilty, they could face imprisonment for up to seven years, in addition to a fine.
Motor vehicle theft has been a recurring concern in recent times, prompting law enforcement agencies to advise vehicle owners to exercise caution and take adequate security measures. Leaving vehicles unlocked, especially with keys inside, significantly increases the risk of theft. To combat such crimes, the police urge the public to remain vigilant, lock their vehicles properly, and never keep keys within easy reach.
The police recommend several crime prevention measures for motor vehicle owners. These include parking in well-lit areas, installing and maintaining an anti-theft alarm system, locking all vehicle doors and windows, and removing the ignition key and locking the vehicle when left unattended.
As investigations progress, the police reassures the public that they will continue their efforts to ensure the safety and security of the community.
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