Sunday, April 22, 2012

Man nabbed for "stealing vehicle"

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 33-year-old man who is believed to have stolen a vehicle from a car rental company located along Lorong Marzuki.

On 1 April 2012, a staff of the rental company lodged a police report stating that one of its vehicles which was parked outside its office went missing the day before.

The vehicle was previously rented to the suspect who defaulted on rental payment, failed to return the vehicle, and was not contactable thereafter.

But the rental company managed to locate it and towed it back.

Following the report, officers from Bedok Police Division carried out an investigation.

The suspect was elusive in his whereabouts as he did not reside at his registered address.

On 19 April 2012 at about 1 pm, the officers located the vehicle within the compound of a private house along Upper Thomson Road.

On 20 April 2012 at 9.15 am, the suspect was traced and arrested at the HarbourFront Ferry Terminal.

The suspect will be charged in court on Monday with stealing a motor vehicle.

If convicted, he could be jailed up to seven years and fined.

He also faces a charge of failing to report change of address under the National Registration Act.

Police advise all car owners to secure their vehicles with anti-theft system at all times, even if they are left unattended for a short while.

- CNA/wk

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Source From Channel News Asia

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