Sembawang carpark graffiti: 2 teens arrested

Following the incident, the Sembawang Town Council said it would install closed-circuit television cameras at all decks of the carpark. Contractors took several days to repaint the affected walls.
Following the incident, the Sembawang Town Council said it would install closed-circuit television cameras at all decks of the carpark. Contractors took several days to repaint the affected walls.SHIN MIN FILE PHOTO

A pair of 17-year-old boys were arrested on Monday for their suspected involvement in a case of vandalism at a Sembawang multi-storey carpark last month.

In a statement yesterday, the police said they received a call on March 17 that graffiti had been found on walls of the carpark in Block 361, Sembawang Crescent.

The suspects were nabbed by officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division following extensive ground inquiries and the use of footage from police cameras, police said.

They added that the teenagers are currently assisting with police investigations.

The graffiti, which was found on three storeys of the carpark, contained Chinese and English messages scrawled in blue and red, along with several symbols.

One of the messages read: "Catch me if u can."

Following the incident, the Sembawang Town Council said it would install closed-circuit television cameras at all decks of the carpark "to deter similar acts of mischief". Contractors took several days to repaint the affected walls.

Anyone found guilty of vandalism may face a jail term of up to three years, a fine of up to $2,000, and may also receive a maximum of eight strokes of the cane.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2018, with the headline 'Sembawang carpark graffiti: 2 teens arrested'. Print Edition | Subscribe