S'pore man, 25, allegedly stole money from coin dispenser machines in laundromats

Giving another meaning to money laundering.

Jane Zhang | July 29, 2021, 05:11 PM

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash in Singapore.

His purported target? Laundromats.

According to a Jul. 29 news release, police received several reports between Jul. 24 and 28 of coin dispenser machines located within laundromats across Singapore being allegedly tampered with.

Cash was also allegedly stolen from the machines.

Police from Ang Mo Kio Police Division and Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on Jul. 28, through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in other similar cases of theft.

He will be charged in court on Friday (Jul. 30) with theft in dwelling.

The offence of theft in dwelling carries a prison term of up to seven years and a fine.

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