Alleged bike thief also stole from homes

Alleged bike thief also stole from homes

All he needed was a few hours in the morning to allegedly steal three motorcycles.

But that's not all Muhammad Irwan Azman, 24, allegedly did in a crime spree between Feb 21 and March 21.

In all, he is accused of stealing seven motorcycles and, together with an accomplice on March 12, allegedly committed housebreaking by night at Block 1, Beach Road.

The two men are accused of stealing $550 in cash, $46 in Thai currency, two passports, two mobile phones and two bags.

Muhammad Irwan, was charged in court yesterday. Court papers allege that on Feb 21, he stole a Malaysian-registered Honda worth RM4,200 (S$1,600) from Arab Street.

BIKE THEFT

On March 21, he struck three times in one morning, allegedly stealing three motorcycles worth a total of $14,000. He only targeted motorcycles with smaller engines.

On top of the bike thefts, he was charged with 14 counts of riding a motorcycle without a valid class 2B licence and insurance.

Muhammad Irwan can be jailed up to seven years and fined for the bikes thefts.

For riding without insurance coverage and a valid licence, he faces a fine of up to $1,000 or a jail term of not more than three months.

If found guilty of housebreaking by night, he can be jailed between two and 14 years.

This article was published on April 29 in The New Paper.

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