Unlocked lorry with key inside stolen at Marsiling Crescent, 3 teens arrested for theft of vehicle

Three teenagers, aged between 16 to 18, were arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of theft of motor vehicle.

The police received a report on Nov 30 from a lorry owner that his vehicle parked at the open-space carpark at Marsiling Crescent was purportedly stolen.

The lorry’s key was allegedly left in the vehicle which was left unlocked.

Through ground enquires and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identities of the trio and arrested them.

The stolen lorry was subsequently recovered.

Two of the teens, aged 17 and 18, were charged in court on Dec 2 with the offence of theft of a motor vehicle, which carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, and a fine.

Investigations against the 16-year-old teenager are ongoing.

The police advises all motor vehicle owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Install an anti-theft alarm system for your motor vehicle and ensure it is well-maintained.
  • Lock all vehicle doors and wind up all windows when leaving the vehicle, even if it is for a short while.
  • Remove the ignition key and lock the vehicle whenever it is left unattended.