SINGAPORE: Police are investigating a 44—year—old man for making a false police report on robbery.
On September 25 at about 3.15pm, the suspect called "999" and reported that he was robbed near a carpark along Tanjong Pagar Road while on his way to the bank to deposit proceeds of the company’s business.
The suspect alleged that an unknown male subject had pointed a sharp object at his back and demanded for his pouch containing cash amounting to about S$6,000 to S$7,000.
Police then activated an island—wide lookout for the robber.
Investigators from Central Police Division also proceeded to the scene and interviewed the suspect.
But they discovered inconsistencies in the information provided by the suspect.
Eventually, the suspect admitted to giving false information to the police as he had intended to misappropriate the business proceeds.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in cases of Criminal Breach of Trust and he was arrested on September 25.
The suspect will be released on bail pending further investigation for the offences of Criminal Breach of Trust (under Section 408 of the Penal Code) and for giving information believed to be false (under Section 182 of the Penal code).
If convicted, the man could jailed up to 16 years and fined up to S$5,000.
Commander of Central Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police, Daniel Tan, reminded members of the public that giving false information to the police is a serious offence as police resources will be wasted, which could be better used to maintain law and order in Singapore.
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