5 arrested for stealing from vehicles

5 arrested for stealing from vehicles

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested five people, aged between 19 and 23, for their suspected involvement in a series of thefts from vehicles committed in the Holland housing estate.

The Police had received two reports that CashCards and cash had been stolen from vehicles between April 22 and 23.

Identities of the suspects were established based on police investigations, and five people were arrested on Monday and Tuesday.

Police believe that they could be responsible for more than five cases of thefts from vehicles in the Holland housing estate, where CashCards and cash were stolen from vehicles that were left unsecured.

Two of the suspects will face court on Wednesday. If convicted, they could be jailed up to three years, fined, or both.

Investigations against the other three suspects are ongoing.

Police would like to advise vehicle owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

a) Secure windows and doors of vehicle at all times.

b) Do not leave valuables such as laptop, mobile phone, cash cards, briefcase or handbag unattended or exposed inside the vehicle even for a short while.

c) Remove cash card from the In-Vehicle Unit (IU).


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