Challenge accepted: Sembawang teen vandals who dared police to catch them arrested

Two youths, both aged 17, were arrested yesterday (April 2) for their suspected involvement in a case of vandalism that occurred at a multi-storey carpark in Sembawang.

It was earlier reported that graffiti was found on the walls of the carpark located at Block 361 Sembawang Crescent last month.

Faces, profanities and phrases such as 'despair', 'regret' and 'this is art' were found scrawled on the originally white walls.

Messages of 'Catch me if you can' and 'Come and catch us. Good Luck!', apparently directed at the police, were also discovered.

The teenage culprits were apprehended by officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division, following extensive ground enquiries and viewing of images from police cameras.

They are currently assisting in police investigations.

According to The Straits Times, contractors took several days to repaint the vandalised walls.

Following the incident, the Sembawang Town Council said that it would be installing closed-circuit television cameras at all decks of the carpark "to deter similar acts of mischief".