3 teenagers arrested for alleged involvement in series of shop theft cases

More than $3,000 worth of apparel were seized from the boys after their arrest on June 28, 2018.
More than $3,000 worth of apparel were seized from the boys after their arrest on June 28, 2018.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Three boys aged between 16 and 18 were arrested on Thursday (June 28) for their suspected involvement in a series of shop theft cases.

More than $3,000 worth of apparel were seized from the boys after their arrest, the Singapore Police Force said on Friday evening.

The Straits Times understands that these thefts took place at VivoCity and Ion Orchard.

Police said that they had received several reports that apparel had been stolen from shops in shopping malls islandwide since May.

After ground inquiries, officers from the Clementi Police Division identified the teenagers and arrested them on Thursday.

Investigations against the teenagers are ongoing.

If convicted, the trio could face up to seven years in jail, and a fine.