Police arrest suspects involved in a series of scrap metal theft cases

Two men believed to be involved in a series of scrap metal theft cases have been arrested.

The first suspect, a 46-year-old man, was detained at Jurong Shipyard on Tuesday at about 9.27 am when he attempted to leave the shipyard in a tipper truck. Thirty pieces of the scrap metal zinc anodes, valued at about $1,000, were discovered in his truck.

He told the police about the involvement of another 63-year-old man in the theft. The 63-year-old man was arrested at Jurong Police Division later in the day, at 6 pm.

The police believe the two suspects are involved in at least three other similar cases committed in the Jurong area. Investigations against the 63-year-old suspect are still ongoing. The 46-year-old subject will be charged in court on Thursday. If convicted, he faces a maximum jail term of three years, and may be fined.