Man arrested for allegedly snatching mobile phone from 9-year-old boy

SINGAPORE- A man has been arrested for allegedly snatching a mobile phone from a nine-year-old boy.

The boy was walking along the overhead bridge at Java Road towards Nicoll Highway at about 6.15am on Wednesday when the 27-year old man walked towards him from the opposite direction and snatched the phone, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

The man fled and the victim approached a passer-by who called the police. The police identified the suspect after conducting investigations and viewing footage from several cameras in the area.

The man was arrested on the same day of the incident, at about 9pm. The phone was found. Investigations are ongoing.

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