This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
This Saturday that was the 8th of November, a 35-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in at least 28 cases of bicycle theft that were reported between the 11th of Sep and the 25th of Oct this year.
Police informed that the suspect was arrested at about 10.20am on 8th of Nov at the New Upper Changi Road, during a joint operation conducted by officers from the Public Transport Security Command and Police Land Divisions. A cutter and a spanner were seized during the arrest, according to the press release this Monday. The suspect’s identity was established with the aid of CCTV footage and ground inquiries, the police added. Investigations are ongoing. The 35-year-old faces a jail term of up to three years and a fine if convicted for the offence of theft according to Channel News Asia.
The Police also offered tips for the public to safeguard their bicycles from theft. Firstly lock your bicycle when left unattended, even if it is only for a short while. All removable bicycle components should be secured. Secondly the cyclist should use a durable lock. You can consider using a U-lock that provides better security compared to cable locks or using a bicycle lock with an alarm feature.