Man, 22, arrested for impersonating a police officer

SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning for impersonating a police officer.

Police received a call for help at about 3am that two victims had detained a man along Kerbau Road in Little India. The man had approached them and identified himself as a police officer. He demanded to check their passports and belongings, which included cash. He then allegedly took off with their cash.

The victims gave chase and caught him. The police arrested him, and recovered the cash.

For the offence of impersonating a public servant, the suspect may be jailed up to two years and fined. For theft, he may be jailed up to three years and fined.

Police advised the public to be vigilant and wary of people who claim to be police officers in order carry out crime. If in doubt, they should request the officer's warrant card to verify his identity before complying with his instructions. If they are still unsure, they should call 999.

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