5 police officers injured during pursuit of teen suspects in stolen car

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SINGAPORE: Five police officers have been injured following a pursuit of suspects in a stolen car over the weekend, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated in a information launch on Monday (Nov 1). 

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The suspects, three males and two girls aged between 15 and 19, have been arrested in separate operations on Sunday. Two unmarked police vehicles, the stolen car and three different autos have been additionally broken. 

SPF stated they acquired a report involving a stolen car at about 8.30pm on Saturday.

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“The victim, a 22-year-old man who was providing carpooling services, had picked up two men at Compass One Shopping Centre,” police stated. The passengers had needed to journey to a HDB block at Jalan Kayu.

They arrived on the vacation spot at about 7.30pm. There, the passengers requested the driving force to purchase cigarettes at a close-by store and he agreed. The driver left the car engine operating and later noticed the passengers driving off in his car.

Police then mounted an operation to hint each the boys and the stolen car. Subsequently, in addition they established the id of one of the suspects, a 19-year-old recognized because the “first driver”.

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At about 2.15am on Sunday, plainclothes officers noticed the suspect alongside Yishun Street 21, accompanied by a girl in the stolen car.

“When engaged by the officers in the open car park, the first driver allegedly collided into the officers’ unmarked police car and sped off,” police stated, including that he had additionally purportedly knocked right into a parked van whereas getting away.

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Officers then misplaced sight of the car, which was broken in the collision, alongside Yishun Avenue 7.

Investigations additionally revealed that the car’s licence registration plate was modified to 1 that was stolen from one other automobile in Marine Parade.

The driver was later noticed round Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and arrested alongside along with his 15-year-old passenger at about 8am. A stun system was recovered from him.

He had allegedly handed the stolen car to a 19-year-old confederate, who had allegedly stolen it with him, police stated.

Plainclothes officers noticed the second man at about 9am at a car park alongside Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. He was in the stolen car, accompanied by one other man.

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“When officers instructed the second driver to step out of the car with his male passenger, he ignored officer’s instructions and purportedly sped off instead, causing three officers to fall and sustain slight injuries,” police stated.

Three plainclothes officers in one other unmarked police car subsequently pursued the car. It was ultimately intercepted alongside Lentor Plains. However, the driving force allegedly collided into the facet of the pursuing police car, in addition to two different non-public vehicles parked alongside the highway, whereas making an attempt escape. 

Two officers in the unmarked police car sustained slight accidents, stated SPF. 

The “second driver” and his 18-year-old passenger have been subsequently arrested. A flick knife was recovered from the car, police added.

Follow-up investigations revealed {that a} 16-year-old lady had allegedly helped the boys in their try to dispose of the stolen car. She was arrested alongside Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 on Sunday afternoon.

Two of the boys have been charged with theft on Monday. If convicted, they could possibly be jailed for as much as seven years and fined. One of them can even face an extra cost for stealing a licence plate, which carries an imprisonment time period of as much as three years, a nice, or each.

In addition, they are going to be investigated for a number of offences. This contains voluntary inflicting harm to discourage a public servant in the discharge of his responsibility, rash act which endangers the life or private security of others, harmful driving, driving with out legitimate licence and failing to cease after an accident.

The different suspects are being investigated in their roles in disposing of the car. If discovered responsible, they could possibly be jailed for as much as 5 years and fined. They may be disqualified from holding or acquiring a driving licence for a interval as ordered by the courtroom.

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