4 teenagers arrested for series of thefts in Yishun, Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio Division officers identified the suspects and arrested all four of them along Yishun Ring Road on Monday (Sept 4).
Ang Mo Kio Division officers identified the suspects and arrested all four of them along Yishun Ring Road on Monday (Sept 4). PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - Four teenagers have been arrested for a series of thefts reported in Ang Mo Kio and Yishun.

The teenagers are aged between 14 and 16. The Straits Times understands that one of them is female, while the other three are boys.

A 37-year-old man made a police report at 8.15pm on Aug 28, saying his cash card was missing from his motorcycle, which he had parked at Yishun Avenue 11.

Ang Mo Kio Division officers identified the suspects and arrested all four of them along Yishun Ring Road on Monday (Sept 4).

They are believed to be involved in a series of thefts in Ang Mo Kio and Yishun, preliminary investigations revealed.

Two of the teens are also believed to be linked to a case of snatch theft at Block 240 Yishun Ring Road, which was reported on Sept 1.

Two of the suspects, both 14, will be charged with the offence of snatch theft read with common intention.

If convicted, they can be jailed one to seven years and will also be liable to caning.

Investigations are ongoing for the other two suspects.

The police in their statement reminded young people to steer clear of criminal activities.

"Peer pressure and a moment of temptation can easily lead one astray towards the crime of theft which comes with severe consequences. One should exercise self-control and not succumb to temptation or peer pressure in such situations," said the police.