Man arrested for evading road block at Holland Road and stealing from another vehicle

A 27-year-old man was arrested for evading a roadblock and stealing from a vehicle.

On Sep 6 at 1.35am, police officers were conducting a roadblock along Holland Road.

When officers directed a motorcyclist to stop for vehicular checks, the rider allegedly failed to stop and sped off.

Officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the rider and arrested him on Sep 7.

Preliminary investigations revealed that he is also believed to be involved in a case of theft from another vehicle on the same day.

He will be charged in court on Thursday (Sep 9) with evasion of roadblock and theft.

Any person convicted with evasion of a roadblock may be fined up to $5,000, jailed up to 12 months, or both.

The offence of theft carries a jail term of up to three years, or a fine, or both.

"The Police conduct regular roadblocks to deter and detect crimes," the statement added.

"Members of the public are advised to cooperate with police officers when approached during roadblocks.

"The Police take a serious view of persons who evade roadblocks and perpetrators will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law."