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19 October 2017
Singapore police have arrested a 37-year-old man for leaving his bag unattended at two locations, Farrer Park and Outram MRT station, on the same day.
Police were alerted to a case of an unattended bag at one of the exits of Farrer Park MRT station on Monday (Oct 16) at about 12.25pm.
The man later collected the bag and left the station before the arrival of officers.
On the same day at about 2.10pm, police were alerted to another case of an unattended bag at Outram MRT Station.
According to a statement by the police, the 37-year-old man approached the officers and claimed ownership of the bag while investigations were ongoing.
The bag contained a laptop, mobile phones and computer-related paraphernalia. Further investigations revealed that the man was the same person who had earlier left his bag at Farrer Park MRT station.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the man had intentionally left his bag inside the two MRT stations while he went to run errands.
Police investigations are still ongoing. Anyone convicted for the offence of Public Nuisance under Section 290 of the Penal Code may be fined up to $1,000.
According to the statement, all security threats are treated seriously and police will not hesitate to take action against anyone who intentionally cause public alarm.
Members of the public are also reminded not to leave personal belongings unattended and to report any suspicious items or behaviour to the MRT staff or the police immediately.