Man, 23, arrested after seen taking iPhone from Yishun shop counter while staff were busy

Submitted by Stomper Chiang

This story was submitted via WhatsApp. Click here to join our WhatsApp group.

A man was caught on camera stepping into a store, taking an iPhone that had been left on a glass display, and then leaving with his loot -- all in seconds.

The incident occurred at Block 101 Yishun Avenue 5 on Friday night (July 13), at around 9pm.

Stomper Chiang, who owns the handphone shop SK Telecom, submitted CCTV footage of the incident to Stomp said the man took a gold-coloured 64GB iPhone 6S Plus.

In the video, the man can be seen entering the store and reaching his hand out towards a phone that was lying on the shop counter.

The man, who was wearing a cap and carrying a sling bag, then took the phone and walked out of the store.

(Story continues below video)

All of this happened in seconds when the shop's staff were busy speaking to other customers in the store and did not appear to have seen the man.

"You can see that he took the phone and then ran away," said Chiang, who also shared videos of the incident on Facebook.

In response to a Stomp query, the police confirm that a report was lodged.

"A 23-year-old man was subsequently arrested in relation to the case," a police spokesman told Stomp.

Police investigations are ongoing.