Teenagers arrested for stealing motorcycle and hurting police officer

Teenagers arrested for stealing motorcycle and hurting police officer

Three teenagers who allegedly involved in stealing a motorcycle and running it into a police officer were arrested on Thursday. 


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TRIO ARRESTED WITHIN 24 HOURS FOR KNOCKING DOWN POLICE OFFICER WITH STOLEN MOTORCYCLE

Police have arrested 3 youths, aged 16, 17 and 18, for theft of a motorcycle and causing hurt by a rash act.

On 27 November 2013 at about 11.30pm, the owner of the motorcycle informed the Police that some unknown persons had stole and rode off with his motorcycle from a car park located in the vicinity of Yishun Street 21. Shortly after, Police also received another call from a member of public informing that a motorcycle was being steered haphazardly in the vicinity of Yishun Central.

Upon receiving the information, officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrived promptly at a service road in the vicinity of Yishun Central and spotted what was believed to be the stolen motorcycle. One of the officers signalled for the rider to stop, but instead of stopping, the rider deliberately accelerated and knocked into the officer, causing him to sustain superficial injuries. Both rider and pillion then abandoned the motorcycle and fled.

Through extensive ground enquiries and the aid of forensic evidence, the officers managed to establish the identities of the three suspects. Within 24 hours from the receipt of the report, the three suspects were arrested in the vicinities of Yishun Street 21, Woodlands Drive 14 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 on 28 November 2013. Preliminary investigations indicate that the trio had stolen the motorcycle together before two of them took it for a joyride.

All three suspects will be charged in Court on 30 November 2013 for Theft of Motor Vehicle and Rash Act Causing Hurt under Sections 379A and 337 of the Penal Code respectively. Theft of Motor Vehicle carries a maximum jail term of 7 years' imprisonment while the offence of Rash Act Causing Hurt carries a maximum jail term of 1 year, fine of up to $5000 or with both.

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