The Police are investigating a 56-year-old man who is believed to have lodged a false report.
On 9 August 2020 at about 12.40pm, the man lodged a report alleging that his haversack bag containing cash and three watches amounting to S$333,000 were snatched away by an unknown man along Jurong West Street 63.
During the course of investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the man’s account. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had provided false information to the Police and by claiming that someone had snatched his haversack bag.
Investigations against the man are ongoing. The offence of giving any information which he or she knows to be false to a public servant carries an imprisonment term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
The Police would like to remind members of the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force