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More theft cases in Orchard during this year's Great S'pore Sale

Published on Jun 18, 2014 11:05 PM
 
Thieves are taking advantage of the Great Singapore Sale too, with the number of theft cases reported along Orchard Road already more than twice last year's figure. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - As shoppers throng Singapore's top shopping district to take advantage of the Great Singapore Sale, thieves are doing the same too.

The number of theft cases reported along Orchard Road is already more than twice last year's figure - just two weeks into the annual shopping bonanza.

Statistics from the police obtained by The Straits Times yesterday show 11 such cases - typically pick-pocketing - from May to June 15. This is more than double the five recorded cases from May to the end of June last year, police said in a statement.

"Police have observed an increase in theft from persons reported during this Great Singapore Sale over the same period last year," said a police spokesman on Wednesday.

 
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