Man, 19, steals motorcycle for joyride

SINGAPORE - A 19-year-old man believed to be involved in a case of motorcycle theft has been arrested by the police.

On July 3, the victim lodged a police report informing that his motorcycle had been stolen in the open car park in the vicinity of Yishun Ring Road.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division managed to establish the identity of the suspect after extensive ground enquiries.

The stolen motorcycle was subsequently recovered at a service road in the vicinity of Fernvale Road on July 5.

The suspect was subsequently arrested in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 on Aug 14.

He will be charged in court on Aug 16 for Theft of Motor Vehicle, which carries a maximum jail term of seven years imprisonment and shall also be liable to a fine.

Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Keok Tong San commended the officers' relentless pursuit of leads which led to the arrest of the suspect.

He also advised all motorcycle owners to always keep their vehicle keys with them and not to leave the keys unattended on the motorcycle.