- POSTED: 10 Oct 2013 23:39
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Police have arrested two men, aged 29 and 30, for suspected theft from donations boxes from a religious building along Muscat Street.
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested two men, aged 29 and 30, for suspected theft from donations boxes from a religious building along Muscat Street.
At about 10am on Thursday, the staff of the religious building called “999” to report to the police that they have spotted two men behaving suspiciously within their premises.
When the police arrived, three of the staff had detained a man who was carrying a haversack.
They informed the officers that the man was earlier seen with another man meddling with the donation boxes which were placed inside the premises.
The officers checked the haversack carried by the 30-year-old man and found a notebook which contained seven metallic plates inserted within the pages of the book.
These metallic plates were coated with adhesive substances and attached to fabric strings.
There were also two metal wires and cash amounting to S$195 of various denominations found in the bag.
Suspecting that the man had stolen money from the donation boxes, police arrested him and the peripherals were seized.
After this arrest, officers from the Central Police Division continued to track down his accomplice who was at large.
The officers' efforts paid off when the accomplice, a 29-year-old man, was detained around Airport Boulevard.
Officers found a briefcase containing cash amounting to over S$1,500.
The man was arrested and the items found were seized.
The suspects will be charged in court on Friday with theft. If convicted, they can be jailed up to seven years and fined.