Man arrested for snatching woman's handbag at Toa Payoh

A 47-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of snatch theft at Block 141 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted on Nov 20 to a case where a woman's handbag was snatched by an unknown man.

Her handbag contained a mobile phone, cash, and other personal belongings.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on Thursday (Dec 26).

The man will be charged in court on Friday (Dec 27) with snatch theft which carries a jail term of between one to seven years, and caning.