Two suspects arrested for theft at jewellery shop along New Bridge Road

SINGAPORE - Two men, aged 39 and 53, were arrested on Thursday for their suspected involvement in a case of theft at a jewellery shop.

One of the men had entered a jewellery shop along New Bridge Road on May 30, pretending to be a customer, and asked to see two long gold chains worth about $8,000.

However, when the shop assistant handed the gold chains to the man, he turned around and fled. The Straits Times understands that the other suspect was waiting outside the shop in a get-away vehicle.

Several other shop assistants gave chase but failed to capture the suspects.

A police report was made at about 8.20pm on the same night.

After extensive enquiries, officers from Central Police Division, Geylang and Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood Police Centre identified the suspect.

The suspect and his accomplice were arrested at Redhill Close and Redhill Lane respectively on June 4.

The two men will be charged in the State Court on Saturday, June 6, with the offence of theft in dwelling, which carries a maximum jail term of seven years, or a fine, or both.