Man arrested in Little India for impersonating police officer

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Little India in the wee hours of Tuesday for impersonating a police officer.

The man had allegedly approached two people and identified himself as a policeman.

He proceeded to conduct a check on their passports and belongings, which included some cash.

The man then allegedly took the cash and fled.


The two victims gave chase and managed to detain the man.

Police officers arrived at Kerbau Road, off Race Course Road, after receiving a call for assistance at about 3.10am 

The suspect was arrested and the cash was recovered.

The man will be charged in court on Wednesday (Oct 29) with Personating a Public Servant and Theft of Cash.

Police advice:

Be vigilant and wary of people who may impersonate police officers.

If you are in doubt, request for the officer’s warrant card to verify his identity before complying with the officer's instructions.

If you are still unsure of the person’s credibility, call 999 for assistance. 


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