Two arrested for stealing ez-link card readers from buses

SINGAPORE - Two men, aged 21 and 25, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in stealing ez-link card readers from five SMRT buses.

A total of five card readers had been reported stolen between Jan 21 and Jan 25. Bus captains discovered the readers missing before they started their shifts.

The duo were arrested on Wednesday after investigations conducted by officers from Jurong Police Division and the Public Transport Security Command.

Both men will be charged on Friday. If found guilty, they face a jail term of up to three years, or a fine, or both.

lesterh@sph.com.sg