2 teenagers arrested for series of iPhone theft cases

SINGAPORE - Two teenagers have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of iPhone theft cases.

The pair, both 17, were arrested on Wednesday (May 23) and Thursday after officers from Bedok Police Division identified them.

The police had received two reports from victims between May 11 and 19.

The victims said they had handed over their iPhones to an online buyer - one of the teenagers. He asked to check the phones before running away, without paying the sellers.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the other teen had assisted by making arrangements to meet the victims.

Investigations against them are ongoing.

If found guilty of the offence of theft, they can be jailed for up to three years and/or fined.

When a criminal act is done by more than one person, with common intention, each person is liable for the act as if he had done it alone, the police said.