Tip-off from Citizen-On-Patrol leads to arrest of 3 men for bicycle theft

Tip-off from Citizen-On-Patrol leads to arrest of 3 men for bicycle theft

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested three men for their suspected involvement in a case of bicycle theft at Pasir Ris Street 21 after being alerted by a public-spirited resident.

On Apr 15, 2014 at about 12.20pm, Police received a call made by a member of the Citizen-On-Patrol (COP), who saw two men carrying two bicycles suspiciously into a van at the vicinity of Pasir Ris Street 21.

Officers from Bedok Police Division responded to scene upon receiving the report and arrested the three men in the vicinity of Pasir Ris Drive 4.

The officers made a search and discovered the two stolen bicycles inside the van.

Investigations against the three men are on-going.

If convicted for the offence of Theft of bicycle, they face an imprisonment term which may extend to three years, or a fine, or both.

Commander of Bedok Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (DAC) Alvin Moh, commended the member of public for his alertness and public-spiritedness.

DAC Moh said: "This arrest highlighted the importance of community engagement and involvement in fighting crime. Criminals would be afraid of committing crimes if the community work with the Police, look out for suspicious persons and activities, and actively come forward to help those in trouble. The Police will continue with our efforts to reach out to the community and to enhance our partnership".

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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