24 Feb '12, 3pm

2 serial snatch thieves arrested in Hougang

They were believed to have been snatching mobile phones from the unwary in Hougang for the past six months, but the law has have caught up with them. In a statement released on Friday, the police arrested two 22-year-old men who were believed to be involved in a series of snatch thefts, which started since September last year. Their targets were students on the way from school, and the suspects would tail them before snatching their mobile phones away. The duo stole at least five mobile phones amounting to $3000. Background story Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division HQ, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr Keok Tong San offers some tips to the public, should they find themselves in similar situations: - Try to stay composed - Take note of the descriptions of the perpetrator - Remember where the perpetrator ran off to and the means of escape used - Call the police ...

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