Singapore Police have arrested a 77-year-old man for molesting two girls on a public bus.
In May 2011, two 17 year-old girls were molested by the suspect on two different occasions whilst travelling in a crowded public bus along St. Michael’s Road. On both the occasions, the suspect had stood close to victims and rubbed his groin against their thighs. On 28 June 2011, both the victims lodged a police report.
Through extensive enquiries and immediate follow-up investigations, officers from Central Police Division managed to arrest the suspect along Serangoon Road on 29 June 2011 at about 7.05 am. The victims positively identified the suspect who had molested them. Investigations are ongoing.
Commander of Central Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Tan Hung Hooi, commended his officers for their good investigative follow-up which led to the swift arrest of the suspect.
Police Advisory On public transport
- When possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you.
- If you are molested, call for help immediately by shouting, seek help from people nearby, activate a shrill alarm, and call ‘999’ as soon as possible to increase the chances of apprehending the culprit early.