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Four teens arrested for alleged motorcycle theft

The four teenagers, aged between 15 and 16, were arrested on Wednesday for suspected involvement in several cases of motorcycle theft.

SINGAPORE: The police have arrested four males, aged 15 to 16, for suspected involvement in several cases of motorcycle theft.

The police were conducting checks along Upper Cross Street at about 3.50am on Wednesday (July 23) when a motorcyclist and his pillion abandoned their motorcycle and fled on foot.

Checks revealed the abandoned motorcycle was reported as stolen from Telok Blangah Crescent on Tuesday. The suspects’ identities were established after officers from the Central Police Division conducted investigations.

The first suspect was arrested at Upper Cross Street on Wednesday afternoon. The remaining three were arrested at Telok Blangah Crescent and Jalan Bukit Ho Swee later the same day. Investigations against the four are ongoing to establish their involvement in cases of motorcycle theft.

Separately, the police have arrested a 38-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for a series of stolen cashcards from vehicles in Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok and Bukit Panjang.

The thefts occurred at car parks in those housing estates and were reported between January and this month.

He was arrested on Wednesday along Third Chin Bee Road at about 5.30pm. The suspect will be charged in court on Friday. If convicted, he could be fined or jailed up to three years, or both.

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