Man, 25, arrested for impersonating police officer in attempt to enter victim’s home

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM Print This Post

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of having impersonated a police officer.

In a news release on Thursday (21 March), the police said they were alerted they were alerted to case involving a man who identified himself as a Criminal Investigation Department officer at about 1.30am on 22 February.

The suspect had allegedly asked a male victim for money and also requested to enter the latter’s residential unit along Fajar Road at around midnight.

“The victim did not allow the man to enter his unit, and the man left subsequently,” said the police.

Jurong Police Division officers later established the man’s identity and arrested him on Tuesday. The suspect is due to be charged on Thursday with personating as a public servant.

If convicted, he faces a prison term of up to two years along with a possible fine.

Advice to the public

The police also advised members of the public to ask to see a police officer’s warrant card when in doubt.

A genuine warrant card with feature a Police crest, photo of the officer, his or her name as well as NRIC number. When tilted at an angle, the holographic word “POLICE” will also appear below the officer’s photograph.

“If they are still unsure of the person’s credibility as a police officer, they should call 999 for assistance,” said the police.


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