Man who tried to steal USB cables from Geylang mobile phone shop arrested, drugs found on him

The man allegedly took seven USB cables from the store along Geylang Lorong 16, worth $5 each, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Tuesday.
The man allegedly took seven USB cables from the store along Geylang Lorong 16, worth $5 each, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Tuesday.SCREENGRAB: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - A 45-year-old man was arrested for stealing USB cables from a mobile phone shop in Geylang on Saturday (Sept 2) night, and was later found with drugs on him.

The man allegedly took seven USB cables from the store along Geylang Lorong 16, worth $5 each, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Tuesday.

The police told The Straits Times that they received a call for assistance at 340 Geylang Road at 7.35pm that night.

A 45-year-old man was taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and he was later arrested for theft in dwelling and drug-related offences.

ST understands that he had placed the items inside his pocket. When the shopkeeper asked him to pay for them, he tried to pay for the cables via Nets, but his card was declined. He then got into a tussle with the shopkeeper, who called the police.

The man tried to run but the shopkeeper held on to him, and he fell in the process, injuring himself.

Police investigations are ongoing.