Police arrest snatch theft suspect

Police arrest snatch theft suspect

Police has arrested a 26-year-old man believed to be responsible for snatch theft cases in Boon Lay.

The police said in a statement today that an elderly woman was walking towards the lift at a block of HDB flats in Boon Lay Place on Aug 6 when a man snatched her purse. The purse contained a senior-citizen EZ Link card, keys and about $45 in cash.

After investigation, the police arrested the suspect yesterday evening in Boon Lay Avenue.

The police said that the man is suspected to be involved in another similar case reported on July 5.

The man will be charged in court tomorrow, and, if convicted of using criminal force to commit theft, may be jailed one to seven years.


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