2 men arrested in Yishun after allegedly turning on police with stun gun
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Two men, aged 21 and 24, have been arrested by the police for unlawful possession of a stun gun.
The police said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, Jan. 11, they were alerted to a case of unknown persons banging on the door of a residential unit in Yishun housing estate on Jan. 10, 2017, at about 11.51am.
Two suspects were later spotted behaving suspiciously at a car park and were believed to be attempting to steal from a car.
The police approached the pair and the older man turned on the police officers using a stun gun.
He and his suspected accomplice were arrested. They may have been attempting to steal from a car, police said.
The 24-year-old was also charged with theft from vehicles and voluntarily causing hurt on Wednesday.
The suspects are believed to be involved in other criminal cases.
Under the Arms and Explosive Act, anyone found guilty of unlawful possession of arms without a licence may fined up to $5,000 and jailed up to three years.
In August 2016, two men were also arrested by the police for playing with a stun gun outside Northpoint shopping mall.
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