Man snatches gold necklace from elderly woman in AMK, 60-year-old suspect arrested with $570 cash

An elderly woman had her gold necklace snatched away by an unknown man and a 60-year-old suspect was arrested on the same day, said the police.

The police were alerted on Friday (Oct 13) at about 3pm to a case of snatch theft at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division and the Police Operations Command Centre established the identity of the man.

At about 5pm, officers from Central Police Division spotted the man in the vicinity of Serangoon Road and arrested him.

The stolen necklace and cash amounting to $570 were recovered and seized as case exhibits.

The man was to be charged in court on Saturday with the offence of snatch theft, which carries an imprisonment term of not less than one year and not more than seven years, and caning.