Man allegedly stole bag from bicycle while cyclist was asleep at Jalan Bukit Merah pavilion

A 54-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a bag from a bicycle.

The police said they were alerted to the theft case at Jalan Bukit Merah on Wednesday (Apr 5).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had been sleeping at a pavilion with his bicycle parked beside him when the suspect struck.

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the suspect's identity arrested him within two hours of the report.

The stolen bag, with the items intact, was also recovered.

The man will be charged in court on Thursday with theft, which carries a jail term of up to three years and/or a fine.