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Police arrest serial flasher involved in at least 2 Chinatown incidents

Published on Feb 5, 2013 3:27 PM
 

The police arrested a 31-year-old man on Monday believed to have been involved in at least two incidents of flashing in Chinatown.

A 42-year-old woman told police that on Jan 16 at Pagoda Street, a man had exposed his private parts in front of her. On Jan 18, she chanced upon the same man who this time uttered obscenities at her.

The victim did not confront the man, but lodged a police report. After conducting extensive enquiries, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him at a construction site in Punggol.

The police in a statement on Tuesday advised the public to stay calm when confronted by a flasher, to call the police emergency number 999 immediately and provide the physical description of the flasher to the police.