Bogus policemen who stole from victims arrested

If convicted of impersonating a public servant, the men may face a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both.
If convicted of impersonating a public servant, the men may face a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Three men aged between 22 and 26, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly impersonating policemen.

Police, who received a call for help at about 3.15am at Lorong 16 Geylang, found that the suspects had approached four people and identified themselves as police officers.

The trio then apparently went through the victims' belongings before running away with cash from one of them.

The men were arrested, and the money was also recovered.

The three men will be charged in court on Thursday for their offences.

If convicted of impersonating a public servant, the men may face a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both.

For theft of cash with common intention, they may be sentenced to up to three years' jail, fined or both.

The police would like to remind the public to remain vigilant of such impersonators.

If in doubt, they should request for the officer's warrant card to verify his identity.