A 39-year-old woman is being investigated for allegedly lying to the police that she had been robbed, police said in a statement on Tuesday (March 28).
The woman lodged a police report alleging that a motorcyclist had snatched her handbag containing cash and personal documents sometime past midnight on March 23, near Block 214 Bedok Central.
However, during the course of investigations, police detected several inconsistencies. It was later established that the woman had provided false information and was not a victim of a snatch thief.
TODAY understands that the woman’s motive in filing a false police report may have been to find an excuse for losing certain documents.
She may face a jail term of up to a year and/or a fine of up to S$5,000 for knowingly giving false information to a public servant.
“The Police would like to remind the public that Police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies rather than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false Police reports or provide false information will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” the statement said.