Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued an advisory to warn members of the public of theft involving Budget 2020 grocery vouchers from letterboxes.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday (14 Oct), the Police stated that a 37-year-old woman was arrested for her “suspected involvement in a case of theft of Budget 2020 Grocery Vouchers from letterboxes”.
According to the Police, the incident took place at one of the residential blocks along Lorong 7 Toa Payoh earlier on Sunday (11 Oct).
The offence of theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 carries an imprisonment term which may extend to three years, or fine, or both.
The Police also revealed that they have received reports of similar incidents in other residential areas, adding that they are investigating these cases.
Members of the public who are eligible for the Budget 2020 Grocery Vouchers are advised to adopt the following measures:
- Collect your Budget 2020 Grocery Vouchers from your letterbox as soon as possible
- Ensure that your letterbox is secured at all times
“If you suspect that your vouchers have been stolen, please make a police report immediately and contact the Grocery Voucher hotline at 1800-2222-888 to request for your vouchers to be voided and replaced. Voided vouchers cannot be redeemed,” said SPF in its post.
“If you spot any suspicious person loitering near the letterboxes, please call the Police immediately,” it added.