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Thieving cabby nabbed by police


Thieving cabby nabbed by police

A 42-year-old male taxi driver will be charged in court tomorrow for stealing the belongings of a passenger that were left behind in his taxi.
In the early morning of 21 June 2007, the passenger lodged a Police report at Tanglin Police Division stating that he had left behind a briefcase, a bag and a bottle of wine that were placed in the front passenger seat area of an unknown taxi that he had boarded at Changi Airport Terminal 2.
With this limited information, officers from Airport Police Division (APD) were able to trace the identity of the taxi driver, leading to his arrest in the evening of 21 June 2007.
A bag, a laptop, a pouch containing laptop accessories, a bottle of wine, foreign currencies and a shoe bag containing 3 pairs of shoes were recovered from the accused¨s residence.
The said taxi driver will be charged in Court on 26 Jun 2007 at 9am for Theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.
Commander APD, Superintendent Teo Chun Ching commended his officers for their resourcefulness, determination and swift action leading to the arrest of the accused and recovery of the stolen items.
25 June 2007 @ 6.30PM

Source: Media release 25 Jun 2007

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