Two charged with stealing emblems off cars in basement car parks

Two men were charged on Tuesday with 15 counts of mischief by removing the emblems of vehicles.

Timothy Cheong Zhan Yuan, 25, and Jamie Koh Guan Hoe, 37, are alleged to have ripped the emblems of 14 cars at the basement carpark of Tanamera Crest condominium at Pari Dedap Walk in Changi on Dec 12 last year.

In two of the cases, they also allegedly removed the vehicles' wheel caps. The last charge accuses them of removing the front and rear emblems of a black BMW car at the basement carpark of Grand Park Orchard Hotel on Dec 14. The total cost of repairs amounted to $1,306.

Both indicated that they wished to make restitution. Cheong's case will be mentioned on June 14, and Koh's on June 13. The maximum penalty for mischief is one year's jail and a fine on each charge.

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