19-year-old arrested for allegedly stealing motorcycle parts

19-year-old arrested for allegedly stealing motorcycle parts

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 19-year-old man believed to be responsible for a number of cases involving the theft of motorcycle parts.

In July 2014, police received reports that motorcycle component parts were stolen in the vicinity of Marsiling.

The cases involved the theft of brake components of large capacity motorcycles, said a police press release.

Officers from Jurong Police Division conducted intensive ground enquiries, as well as enhanced checks and patrols at the affected areas in a bid to apprehend the culprits involved.

The officers' efforts eventually paid off when they managed to ascertain the suspect's identity and arrested him in the vicinity of Woodlands on Aug 7, 2014 at about 1am.

Preliminary investigations indicate that he was involved in at least eight such offences in Marsiling.

If convicted, the suspect can face an imprisonment term of up to seven years.

The police encourage motorcyclists to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

- Park your motorcycle in well-lit areas;

- Install an anti-theft alarm for your vehicle;

- Use a motorcycle canvas to cover the motorcycle, securing both ends; and

- Use additional locking devices such as disc brake locks or install suspension guards.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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