2 men under investigation for lodging false reports about motor theft

SINGAPORE - Two men are being investigated for having lodged false reports regarding the alleged thefts of motor vehicles in separate cases, the Singapore Police Force said in a press release on Wednesday (March 8).

In the first case, a 32-year-old man called the police on Feb 21 to report that his car had been stolen from along Choa Chu Kang North 6. In the second, a 24-year-old man reported that his lorry had been stolen from along Admiralty Road on March 5.

Officers from Jurong Division conducted ground enquiries and discovered inconsistencies the accounts from both men. It was eventually established that the men had provided false information.

Investigations against the two men are ongoing.

"Police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information," the police said.

Any person found guilty of wilfully giving false information to a public servant may be imprisoned for up to a year, fined up to $5,000, or both.