2 men arrested after allegedly stealing woman's wallet with $800 cash

Two men - aged 34 and 35 - were arrested for stealing a woman's wallet along Orchard Road.

The victim reported on Monday (Dec 18) at 3.45pm that her wallet containing credit cards and around $800 cash had been stolen, the police said in a news release.

Following investigations, the two men were arrested in Geylang at 10.30pm on the same day.

The woman's wallet and belongings were recovered.

The two men are believed to have worked together to steal her items.

One man had blocked the woman's way while the other retrieved the items from her bag.

The duo are believed to be involved in a separate case of theft from a person at Orchard Road.

The men will be charged on Dec 20 in court with the offence of theft with common intention.

If convicted, they can be jailed for up to three years and/or fined.

The police reminded the public to be vigilant of their surroundings and to safeguard their belongings in crowded places, especially during this festive season.