42-year-old man arrested for committing obscene act in public

Police arrested a 42 -year-old man for performing an obscene act in public and for fraudulent possession at Jurong West Street 93.

The police were alerted to the act by a call from a 24-year-old female victim on Wednesday.

Upon his arrest, three handphones, one cashcard and five ez-link cards were found in his possession. These items were believed to be fraudulently obtained and were seized as case exhibits.

Investigations against the male suspect is ongoing.

Police said in a statement that anyone who commits an obscene act in public on conviction, could face jail of up to three months, or fine, or both.

Anyone who has in his possession or conveys in any manner anything which may be reasonably suspected of being stolen or fraudulently obtained shall, if he fails to give a satisfactory account, be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

Commander of Jurong Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Wilson Lim reminded the public to remain calm in such situations, note culprits' distinctive features and inform the police as soon as it is safe to do so.