55-year-old man allegedly drugged woman and stole her valuables in Geylang Road hotel

A 55-year-old man allegedly drugged a woman and then stole from her in a hotel along Geylang Road on Wednesday (Oct 24).

The police said they received a report of a theft case at 1.48am.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman is believed to have been drugged by an unknown man, before her valuables were subsequently stolen.

Stomp understands that it is believed that the woman's drink had been drugged.

Through extensive enquiries, officers from Bedok Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him on the same day at Sultan Plaza.

Cash, multiple mobile phones and jewellery were seized.

The man is believed to be involved in other similar cases reported between Oct 17 and Oct 24 this year, said the police.

He will be charged in court on Friday (Oct 26) for causing hurt by means of poison and theft in dwelling.

Any person found guilty of causing hurt by means of poison will be punished with a jail term of up to 10 years, and is also liable to a fine or to caning.

Any person found guilty of theft in dwelling will be jailed for up to seven years, and isalso be liable to a fine.