Boy aged 13 one of six suspects arrested for motor vehicle theft

Six male suspects aged between 13 and 23 have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a spate of motor vehicle thefts. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Six male suspects aged between 13 and 23 have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a spate of motor vehicle thefts. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Six male suspects aged between 13 and 23 have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a spate of motor vehicle thefts.

The cases were reported in Jurong West and Ang Mo Kio between Feb 13-20 this year.

Officers from the Jurong and Clementi Police Division recovered two of the vehicles at Tah Ching Road on Wednesday, and after follow-up investigations, arrested the six suspects at 9.30pm that day.

They will be charged in court with theft of motor vehicles with common intention on Friday. If convicted, each faces a maximum jail term of seven years and a fine.

A 36-year-old man who is believed to be involved in at least six cases of rental scams has also been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Over the last two months, at least six similar reports have been lodged by victims who responded to online advertisements regarding a room rental at Block 262 Serangoon Central.

In all these cases, the victims were directed to make deposits ranging from $800 to $1,900 so they could move into the flat. After collecting the deposits, the suspect disappeared from contact.

After follow-up investigations, officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested the suspect on Feb 25. He will be charged in court with cheating on Friday. The offence carries a jail sentence of up to ten years and a fine.