Man arrested for extortion threatened to put photos of victim's wife online

Man arrested for extortion threatened to put photos of victim's wife online

The 34-year-old suspect was arrested at Jurong West, two days after he allegedly demanded S$500 from another man over the phone.

Singapore currency file
File photo of Singapore currency notes. (Photo: TODAY)

SINGAPORE: A 34-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly attempting to extort S$500 from another man. The suspect also allegedly threatened to disseminate compromising photographs of the the victim's wife on the Internet if the victim did not comply.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a news release on Thursday (Aug 11) that the 32-year-old victim reported on Monday that he had received a call from an unknown person demanding the sum of money.

After receiving the report of the attempted extortion at Tech Park Crescent, police officers from Jurong Division investigated and arrested the suspect at Jurong West Avenue 5 on Wednesday. The suspect's mobile phone was also seized as a case exhibit, SPF said in the release.

The suspect will be charged in court for attempted extortion on Friday. If convicted, he faces up to five years' imprisonment and caning.

Source: CNA/mz

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