Snatch thief who targeted elderly women arrested

A 44-year-old snatch thief who targeted elderly women at housing estates in Jurong West, Jurong East and Boon Lay, was arrested by police at 4pm today.

The man had snatched the gold necklaces of his elderly victims between mid December last year to early January this year.

The suspect is expected to be charged in court on Wednesday. If charged, he may face a maximum term of imprisonment of seven years. The serial snatch thief is also liable for caning.

The commander of Jurong Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Wilson Lim, said members of the public should remain alert and wary of suspicious individuals. They should also avoid ostentatious displays of wealth.

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