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The police arrested four men aged between 23 and 26 in separate operations on September 13 and 14 in connection to a case of mischief by fire involving the use of 'Molotov cocktails' at St James Power Station.
The police posted an appeal for information on Mr Tay Kai Long on their Facebook page.
The police received a call requesting for assistance at an entertainment outlet at St James Power Station on September 13 at about 2.25am.
Officers who responded to the scene discovered fragments of broken beer bottles and soot near the entrance of the outlet.
On-scene investigations revealed that four bottles filled with petrol were believed to have been lit and thrown by three unknown men who were then spotted to have fled from the scene immediately following the incident.
Fortunately, nobody was injured.
Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Police Intelligence Department (PID) immediately coordinated their ground actions with the officers from Clementi Division, and commenced intensive investigation and intelligence probes to pursue all available leads.
Their work paid off when the identity of the first suspect was established and he was arrested within 20 hours of the report lodged.
The identities of the other accomplices were subsequently established and they were arrested in separate operations mounted on 13 and 14 September 2016.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident was believed to have been an act of revenge arising from a previous dispute between one of the suspects and the staff of one of the entertainment outlets at St James Power Station.
Police are also looking for 26-year-old Tay Kai Long, Daryl, (pictured) to assist with investigations into this case. Anyone with information on Tay Kai Long, Daryl can come forward and contact the Police at 1800-255-0000. You can also submit the information online at http://www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) concurrent Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Tan Chye Hee, commended all the officers involved for their perseverance and hard work which resulted in the swift arrest of the suspects.
“The use of ‘Molotov cocktails’ in Singapore is rare but is a very severe offence which the Police have zero tolerance for. Such brazen acts and blatant disregard for the law can cause widespread damage to property and loss of lives. The Police will not condone such acts and will see to it that those who perpetuate violence will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.”