Man asks to see $11,550 gold chain and bracelet at pawnshop, then runs away with them

A man visited a pawnshop and requested to see a gold chain and a gold bracelet worth a total of $11,550.

When he was handed the jewellery, he allegedly fled from the pawnshop.

The police were alerted to a case of theft at Indus Road in River Valley on Friday (June 9) at about 2.18pm.

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTV footages, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the 31-year-old man and arrested him in the vicinity of Orchard Road within eight hours of the report.

Cash amounting to about $8,655 and a gold bracelet were recovered.

A handphone and his apparel used during the alleged offence were also seized as case exhibits.

The man was to be charged in court on Saturday (June 10) with the offence of theft in dwelling, which carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years and a fine.