Singapore

Corrective training for being nudist and thief

A man who went on a six-month crime spree, which included theft and appearing nude in public, was sentenced to six years' corrective training on Thursday.

Last September, Loh Tzu Chye, 35, was spotted running towards Block 333, Kreta Ayer Road, at 1.45am, wearing only an orange G-string. Under the law, appearing nude includes being dressed in a way which offends public decency or order.

The police officer who spotted Loh gave chase and grabbed hold of him.

But Loh escaped after threatening him with a knife.

On another occasion last June, Loh was walking past a unit on the fifth floor of Block 197, Bishan Street 13, when he saw a cellphone on top of a drawer next to the window facing the common corridor.

Loh pushed the sliding door open and stole the iPhone 5S.

In all, Loh was convicted of four charges, with another eight taken into consideration.

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