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Thief who preyed on elderly caught

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 6, 2008

A 33 yr old man believed to be involved in a series of snatch thefts against elderly victims in Hougang, Telok Blangah and Tampines housing estates was caught on Thursday morning.

Police arrested him at his flat in Block 467, Tampines Street 44 at about 6 am

On March 25 at 10 pm, the suspect snatched the handbag of a 77-year-old Chinese woman after entering the lift with her at Block 253, Hougang Avenue 3. The victim’s handbag contained cash, handphone and other valuables valued at about $300.

Preliminary investigations revealed that he was also involved in two other cases of snatch theft against elderly victims at Telok Blangah and Tampines Street 45 sometime in May. (story)

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