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French woman arrested over theft of luxury handbag

Published on Aug 20, 2012 5:36 PM
 
A 42-year-old French woman who is believed to have stolen a luxury handbag at Marina Bay Sands was arrested on Sunday. -- ST POSED PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

The police have arrested a 42-year-old French woman who is believed to have stolen a luxury handbag at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

The police received a report of the theft on July 30.

After conducting an investigation to trace the suspect's whereabouts, the suspect was arrested at Changi International Airport on Sunday at about 11pm. The stolen handbag was recovered. Investigations into the case are ongoing.

Anyone convicted of the offence of Theft in Dwelling under Section 380 of the Penal Code Chapter 224 is liable to a maximum punishment of seven years’ imprisonment and a fine.