Man arrested for molesting woman on MRT train

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Police arrested a 36-year-old man on Wednesday for molesting a woman on an MRT train.

The woman was on her way to work on Monday morning when the incident happened. She confronted the man and managed to take a photo of him with her mobile phone before he got away.

She then made a police report at around 10.25am. An appeal for information was put out together with the photo.

Police received information from a member of public on the whereabouts of the man. He was arrested on Wednesday at noon around Collyer Quay​.

Investigations are ongoing. If found guilty of the offence, he can be jailed for up to two years and caned.

Police advice on how to prevent such crimes

  1. Be alert and attentive to your surroundings. When possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you.
  2. If you are molested, shout for help immediately and activate a shrill alarm to increase the chances of the culprit being caught early. Call 999 as soon as possible. 
  3. Approach the station manager or contact the police if you see any suspicious-looking passengers. 
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