MAN ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING AS A POLICE OFFICER AND THEFT
The Police have arrested a 34-year old man for his suspected involvement in a case of impersonating as a police officer and theft along Boon Keng Road.
On 5 January 2020 at about 1.30am, the Police were alerted to a case where a man identified himself as a police officer and asked the two victims to surrender their mobile phones to him on the pretext of conducting checks. The man subsequently left with the two mobile phones and did not return. Through investigations, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day. Both mobile phones were recovered.
The man will be charged in court on 7 January 2020 with personating a public servant under Section 170 of the Penal Code and theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code. The offence of personating a public servant carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both. The offence of theft carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 3 years, or with fine, or with both.
The Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant and wary of persons who may impersonate as police officers to facilitate the commission of their criminal acts. If in doubt, they should request for the police officer’s Warrant Card to verify his identity before complying with the instructions of the officer. A genuine warrant card will have identification features such as the Police crest, the photo of the officer, his name and NRIC number. When the card is tilted at an angle, the holographic word POLICE will also appear below the Officer’s photograph. When in doubt, please call 999 for assistance. More information on how to identify and verify the authenticity of a police officer is available at https://www.facebook.com/singaporepoliceforce/posts/10154694598379408
Source: Singapore Police Force