SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a few cases of snatch theft in Ghim Moh and Holland housing estates.
Police had received two reports of snatch thefts between April 14 and 21.
The man had targeted elderly women and would follow them when they were on their way back from the market.
Once inside the lift, the man would snatch their necklaces and run away. He made away with two necklaces amounting to $1,300.
Following investigations, police were able to identify the suspect and arrested him at Block 21, Ghim Moh Road on Friday at about 4pm.
He will be charged in court tomorrow for the offence of snatch theft that carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail and the possibility of being caned.