Man, 67, arrested for allegedly molesting woman at Victoria Street bus stop

A 67-year-old man was arrested on Thursday (Nov 19) for allegedly molesting a woman at a bus stop along Victoria Street two weeks ago.

The police said they received a report about the incident on November 4.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from CCTV cameras, officers from the Central Police Division established the man's identity of the man and arrested him.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The offence of outrage of modesty carries a jail term of up to two years, or a fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments.

The police also advised members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Be alert and attentive to your surroundings and stay alert to any suspicious person(s);

  • Carry along with you a shrill alarm; and

  • If you are molested, seek help immediately from those around you. Take note of the prominent features and attire of the suspect as well as the direction in which he or she went. Call ‘999’ as soon as possible to increase the chances of apprehending the suspect early. If it is safe to do so, the victim or other witnesses of the crime may assist to detain the suspect while waiting for the police to arrive.

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