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Singapore Police have arrested a 27 year-old man who is believed to have snatched a woman’s mobile phone at Tampines St 21 this morning.

On 25 March 2011 at about 8.00am, a 27 year-old woman was walking along the void deck of Blk 245 Tampines St 21 when an unknown man came from behind and snatched away her mobile phone which she was holding in her hand.

Following the report, officers from Bedok Police Division conducted follow-up investigations and swiftly established the identity of the suspect. Within 3 hours, the suspect was arrested at a budget hotel in Geylang. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is also believed to be involved in another similar case of snatch theft.

The suspect will be charged in court on 26 March 2011 for snatch theft under Section 356 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum punishment of 7 years imprisonment and caning.

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