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Police warn public against falling for scammers using masked CID number

Scammers have been using a phone number that appears to belong to the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF’s) Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The police said on Wednesday (May 9) that members of the public have received calls from a telephone hotline 6435-0000, which belongs to the CID. “The calls were made in both English and Mandarin through an automated operator system,” …

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Man, 24, found guilty of trying to use a stun gun on cop

A 24-year-old man was on Wednesday (May 9) found guilty of trying to use a stun gun on a police officer. Sivakandesh, a Singaporean, pleaded guilty to a total of seven charges, including attempting to cause hurt to a public servant. Deputy Public Prosecutor Jason Nim said that on Jan 10 last year, the police were alerted to a public …

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Maid splits deadly cobra into two with broom handle at Dover landed estate

Using a broom handle, a domestic helper killed a deadly cobra after the reptile wandered onto a landed property near Dover MRT Station on Monday morning. A resident, 19-year-old Carlos Chua told The New Paper that he had warned his family members to stay indoors, and to leash their 12-year-old beagle after spotting the 50cm-long snake behind some plastic pails in the …

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Girl whacks guy with shoes during fight in Yishun at 5am, police called in

A couple was caught on camera fighting at the carpark of Block 752, Yishun Street 72 at around 5am on Saturday (May 5). Stomper Anonymous witnessed the incident and filmed videos of the altercation. Said the Stomper: “I was woken up from my sleep at about 5am, after hearing shouts coming from below my block.” In the videos, the couple can be …

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Man caught on video… taking upskirt video of woman at Bishan MRT Station

A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly taking an upskirt video of a woman on an escalator at Bishan MRT Station at 4.55pm on Friday (May 4). A commuter, Mr Fitri Hakim, noticed the suspect recording the upskirt video on an escalator towards the North-South Line. The 27-year-old process engineer told The Straits Times: “He was holding onto his phone, along with his wallet. His …

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Souped-up smartphones, robots to help police fight crime more effectively

New technology unveiled on Thursday (May 3) will make it easier for the police to fight crime and enforce the law. Loading... Souped-up smartphones will allow officers to respond faster and more effectively to incidents, and robots on patrol can aid in the detection of suspicious activities, said the police. Handheld scanners will also make it easier to take real-time …

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