Three women nabbed for pickpocketing at Orchard Road

Three women nabbed for pickpocketing at Orchard Road

Singapore Police Force·2017-12-28 07:10

The Police have arrested three women, aged between 31 and 39, for suspected involvement in a series of pickpocketing at Orchard Road.

On 21 December 2017, the Police were alerted to three separate cases of theft reported at shopping malls along Orchard Road. Two victims reported that their wallets were stolen from their handbags and the third victim reported that her handphone was stolen from her bag whilst shopping at Orchard Road.

 Through extensive follow-up and investigations, Police identified and arrested the three suspects on 22 December 2017. Three handphones, one EZ-Link Card, one internet banking dongle and cash amounting to $1117.20/- were recovered and seized as case exhibits.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the three women had collaborated to distract the victims before stealing their valuables. They are also believed to be involved in several other cases of pickpocketing. 

The three suspects will be charged in Court on 23 December 2017 with the offence of Theft with Common Intention under Section 379 read with Section 34 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.

The Police would like to remind members of the public to be vigilant of their surroundings and to safeguard their belongings in crowded places, especially during this festive season.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

23 December 2017 @ 9:20AM

Last Updated on 26 December 2017

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