Man arrested for theft of cash cards from in-vehicle units of motorcycles

A man believed to be involved in a series of thefts from motor-vehicles has been arrested by the Police.

Between October and November, the Police received several reports of cash cards being stolen from the in-vehicle units (IUs) of motorcycles parked at multi-storey carparks in Woodlands.

In a news release, the police stated that they established the identity of the suspect through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of footage from police cameras (POLCAMs).

Officers from Jurong Police Division then arrested him on Dec 5 at Woodlands Square. Cash cards which were found on him were seized as case exhibits. 

The man will be charged in Court on Dec 7 with the offence of theft.

Anyone convicted for the offence of theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, is liable for a jail term up to 3 years, or with fine, or both.

The Police also said that they would like to remind vehicle owners to adopt the following precautionary measures:

  •  Install an anti-theft alarm system;
  •  Do not leave cash and valuables such as cash cards, laptops, handphones, briefcase or wallets in your vehicle;
  •  Lock all vehicle doors and wind up all windows when vehicle is parked, even if it is for a short while;
  •  Park your vehicle in well-lit areas; and
  •  Look around the vicinity for suspicious characters before leaving. If you see any suspicious characters, take note of their appearance, attire, height, or any other distinctive physical features and call ‘999’ for assistance. Do not confront them.