Man snoops around e-bike in Hougang and takes its ignition key, police investigating

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Police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly stole an ignition key that had been left with an electric bicycle parked in Hougang.

Stomper Nasir, who works at NKF Hougang-Punggol Dialysis Centre at Block 628 Hougang Avenue 8, said he had parked his e-bike in the building's wheelchair bay on Friday (June 2).

He recounted: "I use the e-bike to travel to work and arrived at my workplace at about 1.45pm. I parked and padlocked my e-bike, but forgot to take the ignition key.

"I subsequently headed to work but at around 2.35pm, I realised that I had forgotten to take the key. I went back to retrieve it and realised it was missing from my e-bike.

"As the wheelchair bay was within the compound of NKF, I got the assistance of my management to view CCTV footage.

"It was revealed that at about 2.02pm, a man who looked to be in his 50s, had taken the ignition key from my e-bike. He was clad in a green t-shirt and black shorts. He was also wearing a cap and black spectacles.

"CCTV footage showed that a couple of minutes prior to this, he had been loitering around my e-bike. He left momentarily and then came back wearing a cap.

"After taking the key, he left and walked towards the lift landing of Block 628.

"I do not recognise the man."

Nasir, who subsequently lodged a police report, said he is unable to share video footage of the incident as it requires approval from his management.

However, he submitted screenshots of the man loitering without a cap and then later fiddling with his e-bikewhile wearing a black cap.

The Stomper added: "Without the ignition key, my e-bike will now only function as a normal bicycle and I have to cycle.

"To the person who took my e-bike key, I advise you to return it before the police catch you."

In response to a Stomp query, the police confirm that a report was lodged and investigations are ongoing.

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