Man arrested after allegedly stealing jewellery from elderly woman who was apparently drugged

A 58-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stealing an elderly woman's jewellery and other valuables. The woman was apparently drugged at the time.

Facebook user Evelyn Tay shared about her grandmother's experience with the 58-year-old man.

Her post has since garnered over 890 shares and over 400 reactions.

She said in the post: "My grandma was recently drugged by a middle-aged man at a polyclinic and subsequently robbed of her gold necklace, wedding ring, together with her wallet and keys.

"My grandma was in a daze after taking those 'medicine', subsequently collapsed on the streets nearby and was sent to the A&E at NUH.

"The audacious thief also located where my grandma lives using the address on her IC and appeared at the doorsteps of my uncles' flat.

"He tried to break into the house with my grandma's keys but did not succeed as my cousin was at home.

"This was a painful experience for my grandma, but we're all glad that the guy has been caught. We hope that our experience can serve as a warning for other elderly folks out there."

Responding to a Stomp query, the police said: “Between Aug 31 and Sep 9, the police were alerted to a case of theft and a case of misappropriation of property along Queensway, and a case of theft along Jurong East Ave 1.

"A 58-year-old man was subsequently arrested on Sep 10 in relation to the three separate cases.

"The man was charged on Sep 12.

"Police investigations are ongoing.”