Woman offers $300 reward to find lady who took her iPhone from Ngee Ann City store

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A woman was caught on video picking up and walking away with a phone that did not belong to her at the Kate Spade store in Ngee Ann City on Aug 26.

Facebook user Edith Tan took to Facebook in hopes of finding the woman and getting her phone back.

She said in her post that she had left her phone iPhone 7 on the display table unattended at about 5.15pm.

Resorting to social media in a bid to recover my phone with precious login / photos etc. I am appealing to anyone who...

Posted by Edith C Tan on Sunday, 25 August 2019

Edith informed Stomp that she had left her iPhone on the counter while filling up a form for an Instagram contest held by the store.

"You had to take a photo and show the screengrab to the store and also fill up a form.

"I accidentally left it there and went to the toilet.

"When I came back it was gone."

In CCTV surveillance footage provided by the store, a woman is seen looking at bags before picking up Edith's phone while using her own phone in her other hand.

She then walks out of the store with her friend.

"My friend tried calling my phone but it was switched off within 10 minutes.

"About 15 minutes later, the phone was located at 10 Marsiling Drive according to the Find My iPhone app."

Edith said she is willing to give a $300 cash reward to anyone who can identify the woman to the police so she can recover her phone.

She added that her phone is precious to her and has her baby's photos inside.

"[Stealing] a phone is almost akin to stealing your life," she said in a comment.

"No Grabs, no bank transfer, no Internet, no news, no social media, no friends to speak to.

"It is not an understatement that police should help look into these cases with more urgency."

She hopes that her story will serve as a cautionary tale to others.

"Please be more vigilant and don't lose your phone.

"If you do, an app like Find my iPhone is incredibly useful."