2 men arrested for stealing motorcycles from carparks

For their suspected involvement in two cases of motorcycle theft, two men aged 26 and 27 have been arrested.
For their suspected involvement in two cases of motorcycle theft, two men aged 26 and 27 have been arrested.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two men aged 26 and 27 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in two cases of motorcycle theft, police said in a statement on Friday (June 16).

On Wednesday and Thursday, police received two reports of two motorcycles being stolen from the carparks along Jalan Bukit Merah and Telok Blangah Rise. 

Through extensive ground inquiries and with the aid of footage from police cameras, officers from the Central Police Division managed to establish the identities of the two suspects and arrested them along Telok Blangah Rise on Thursday at about 7pm.

If convicted of motor vehicle theft, the duo may be jailed for up to seven years, and also fined.

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The statement advised all motorcycle owners to adopt crime prevention measures, such as parking in well-lit areas, installing anti-theft alarms on their motorcycles, using a motorcycle canvas to cover their motorcycle with both ends secured, and using additional locking devices such as disc brake locks or suspension guards.

In addition, motorcycle owners should remove the ignition key and lock their motorcycles whenever they are left unattended.