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Two pickpocketing suspects arrested at Lucky Plaza

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The Police have arrested a 36-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, for their suspected involvement in separate cases of theft from person.

For the first case, on 4 September 2016, the Police were alerted to two cases of theft from person reported at Lucky Plaza. Following up on the reports, officers from Tanglin Division managed to establish the identity of the 36-year-old male suspect and arrested him at Lucky Plaza. Items such as wallets and EZ-link cards were recovered from his possession and seized as case exhibits.

For the second case, on 4 September 2016, two other victims reported that their wallets were stolen from them while they were at Lucky Plaza. Officers from Tanglin Division conducted swift investigations and established the identity of the 37-year-old from female suspect who was subsequently arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint on the same day.

Both suspects are believed to be involved in several other cases of theft from person.

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The two suspects will be charged in the Court on 6 September 2016 with Theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, they face an imprisonment term which may extend to 3 years or with fine, or with both.

Police advised members of the public are advised to be alert of their surroundings and to safeguard their personal belongings especially at crowded places.

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