Man, 63, held for having air guns

A 63-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for possessing air guns.

The police said in a statement on Thursday that the owner of a flat in Jurong West Street 42 found suspicious cracks on the windows of his master bedroom and toilet. He made a report, and police officers who visited the flat found a metal pellet at the scene.

It is believed that the impact from the pellet had caused damage to the windows.

The police said they established the identity of the man responsible in six hours, after conducting ground inquiries with officers from the Health Sciences Authority and Jurong Police Division.

Four improvised metal air guns, metal pellets, two notebooks with air gun draft designs, one mechanical slingshot and an assortment of materials and tools that were used to create the air guns were seized.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had shot an air gun, containing metal pellets, in the direction of the Jurong West flat to test its range.

If found guilty of unlawful possession of arms, the man could be jailed for between five years and 10 years, and receive at least six strokes of the cane.

If found guilty of unlawful possession of arms, the man could be jailed for between five years and 10 years, and receive at least six strokes of the cane.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Man, 63, held for having air guns'. Print Edition | Subscribe