Police looking for woman who took 2 phones that couple left at VivoCity's charging kiosk

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A couple left their phones behind at a mobile charging station in VivoCity on Sep 24 -- then returned two hours later to find the devices gone.

Stomper Lance alerted Stomp to the incident, which occurred at around 2pm that day when he was with his wife.

In a phone interview, Lance said: "We scanned our fingerprints, placed our phones inside the charging cradles, and locked them up before leaving for lunch."

According to Lance, the kiosk was not functioning properly, and he noticed a woman wearing a cap standing behind him during the process.

The Stomper returned two hours later to find both his and his wife's phones gone. 

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage also revealed that the woman whom Lance spotted had almost immediately snatched up the two phones when the charging cradles suddenly became unlocked after his departure, reported Shin Min Daily News.

The woman, who was pushing a baby stroller, remained on the premises for around 20 minutes before leaving. 

Lance lamented to Stomp that one of the two phones taken was a new Samsung Galaxy Note8, bought just three days ago. 

The other phone was an Oppo handset.

Lance also told Stomp that he subsequently called the police.

In a Facebook post, Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Post appealed for information regarding the case of theft that involved a female subject.

"Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-2550000. Information can also be submitted online at http://www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

"All Information will be kept strictly confidential."

Stomp has reached out to VivoCity for comment.