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Suspected bus stop vandal arrested

71-year-old man arrested for suspected involvement in a series of vandalised bus stops.

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 71-year-old man in connection with a series of vandalised bus stops along Clemenceau Ave, River Valley Road, Hill Street and Victoria Street.

In a statement issued on Wednesday (May 28), Police said the suspect was arrested at about 9.15pm on Tuesday. This arrest came after a report of graffiti on the advertisement board of a bus stop along Hill Street was received by the Police at 8am on May 23.

Channel NewsAsia understands the graffiti at Hill Street read: "We support CPF Blogger. Return our CPF money."

Officers then found another 11 other bus stops affected with similar graffiti along Clemenceau Avenue, River Valley Road, Hill Street and Victoria Street.

Ground enquiries, stake-out operations and combing through video footage from CCTVs situated at the affected areas helped Police identify the man.

The suspect faces up to three years' jail, or a fine of up to S$2,000. Those found guilty of vandalism also face no less than three strokes of the cane, and no more than eight. However, only male offenders below the age of 50 can be caned.

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