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Man steals cashcard, mobile phone from lorry, gets chased down by driver

There was a mid-morning drama at a Redhill car park on Tuesday after a lorry driver spotted a thief fleeing his vehicle.

The driver immediately gave chase and managed to catch up with the 44-year-old man.

The two tussled with each other.

During the struggle, the driver managed to get his phone back. But the suspect broke free and fled the scene.

The 34-year-old delivery driver called the police at about 11am.

Arrested

The driver had parked his lorry at the car park of Block 84 Redhill Lane, but had not locked it.  

He was returning to the lorry after delivering goods to nearby shops when he spotted a man removing his cash card and mobile phone.

The phone is valued at about $800, while the cash card had a stored value of about $30, stated a police press release.

Police examined closed-circuit television footage and establish the identity of the suspect.

He was arrested the next day at Lengkok Bahru​.


Note: Red marker indicates where the alleged theft occurred. Yellow marker indicates the road where the suspect was arrested.

The suspect will be charged in court on Friday (Jan 16) with theft from vehicle.

If found guilty, he can jailed for up to three years and/or fined.


Crime prevention measures:

  1. Secure windows and doors of vehicle at all times.
  2. Do not leave valuables such as your laptop, mobile phone, cash cards, briefcase or handbag unattended or exposed inside the vehicle even for a short period of time.
  3. Remove cash card from the In-Vehicle Unit (IU).

Source: Singapore Police Force

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