SINGAPORE - A teenager allegedly trespassed into King Edward VII Hall at the National University of Singapore (NUS) multiple times and took at least nine laundry bags containing socks, exercise attire as well as male and female undergarments.
Goh An Soon, 19, who appeared in a district court last Thursday (Dec 19), currently faces one count each of criminal trespass, dishonest misappropriation of property and theft.
The Straits Times understands that the Singaporean teenager was neither working nor studying at the university at the time.
Between Dec 19 last year and Feb 1 this year, Goh allegedly trespassed into the hall on eight separate occasions.
Within that time, he is said to have misappropriated the laundry bags four times.
He is also accused of stealing items worth $183 in total at the hall at around 5pm on Feb 1.
They included multiple socks, female undergarments, $80 in cash and bank cards.
Court documents did not reveal what he did with these items or how he got caught.
NUS had announced in May that it has increased the number of security guards at hostels, will be adding hundreds of closed-circuit television cameras, and will better secure toilets as well as shower cubicles.
Goh was offered bail of $8,000 and will be back in court on Jan 9 next year.
If convicted of criminal trespass, he can be jailed for up to a year and fined up to $3,000.
Offenders convicted of dishonest misappropriation of property can be jailed for up to two years and fined.
If convicted of theft, Goh can be jailed for up to seven years and fined.