Couple suspected of a series of cash card thefts from vehicles arrested

Couple suspected of a series of cash card thefts from vehicles arrested

The police arrested on Friday night a couple suspected of being involved in more than 20 thefts from vehicles.


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Here is a statement from the police:

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man and 48-year-old woman for suspected involvement in a series of theft from vehicle committed in Jalan Sultan, Jalan Bukit Merah, Telok Blangah, Kim Tian Place and Rochor housing estates.

Between April 9-11, police received reports from vehicle owners who found the front windscreen of their vehicles smashed and their cashcards stolen. The stolen cashcards contained values ranging from $9 to about $100. Officers from Central Police Division worked on the cases extensively and followed-up on the leads.

Through footage taken from CCTVs and extensive ground enquiries, the officers managed to establish the identity of the suspects. On April 11, 2014 at about 9pm, police officers arrested the two suspects at the vicinity of Spooner Road. Cash amounting to about $190 and a motorised bicycle were seized from the couple after they were arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects could be responsible for breaking the windscreens of more than 20 vehicles and stealing the cashcards which were inside the vehicles' In-Vehicle Unit (IU).

The suspects will be charged in court on April 12, 2014 for the offence of Theft from Vehicle with common intention, under Section 379 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. This offence carries a maximum jail term of 3 years, or with fine or both.

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