A 33-year old man has been arrested by the police for lodging a false report claiming he was robbed.
In a news release today, Singapore Police Force (SPF) said a man had filed a report at Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre at 11.47 PM on Monday (25 July 2016).
In his report, he claimed that he had been assaulted and robbed by two unknown men at Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, losing a wallet containing S$400 cash.
However, several inconsistencies emerged in his statement. After their investigation, the police found out that the man had not been robbed and had provided false information.
"The police would like to remind the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information," the release said.
"Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.”
Anyone who is proven to consciously provide false information to a public servant could face a jail term of up to a year, and/or a fine of up to S$5,000.