Man being investigated for allegedly making false report about vehicle being stolen

A 30-year-old man who is believed to have made a false police report that his motor vehicle was stolen from Punggol Walk is being investigated by the Police.

The man lodged the police report on Friday (June 9), informing that his motor vehicle was parked at Punggol Walk Block 271 on Thursday (June 8).

However, the man alleged that he discovered that his vehicle was missing early Friday morning, and that someone could have stolen it.

Upon receiving the report, Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers conducted extensive enquiries and detected several inconsistencies.

 In a press release, the Police said that preliminary investigations showed that the man is believed to have made a false report on the alleged theft of his motor vehicle.

He is believed to have done so to disclaim liabilities arising from a separate case of driving under disqualification of all classes of license.

Investigations against the man are ongoing.

The Police also elaborated in the press release:

"Anyone who is convicted for giving any information which he knows to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to $5000, or with both.

"The Police would like to remind the public that Police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information.

"Those who lodge false Police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law."