Singapore – On May 11 (Saturday), a man was arrested for allegedly stealing cash cards and valuables from parked vehicles in Choa Chu Kang.
The police said in a news release the following day that they had been receiving reports of valuables being taken from their vehicles at the car park between March 31 and May 3.
Following an investigation by the Jurong Police Division and the assistance of CCTV footage, the offender was arrested.
“Cash cards and other case exhibits were seized,” the police said.
The suspect was charged with theft and will appear in court on Monday. If he is found guilty of the offence, he could be sentenced with imprisonment up to three years, a fine, or both.
“Members of the public are advised to safeguard their belongings and be vigilant of their surroundings when they park their vehicles,” said the police.
Furthermore, they advise that motorists should practice the following safety measures:
– Install an in-car camera system and conduct periodic maintenance checks to ensure that it is working well
– Install an anti-theft alarm system
– When leaving the vehicle, ensure that valuables such as cash cards, keys, laptops, mobile phones, and the like are not left in the vehicle
– Park in areas with good lighting and as an added precaution, check for a nearby CCTV camera.
– Ensure that the windows are wound up and the doors are locked when leaving the vehicle. -/TISG