The police said on Thursday (May 12) that they are investigating a 24-year-old woman for making a false police report that she was robbed.
The woman lodged a report on Monday at about 10.50pm claiming that she was robbed by an unknown man at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh. She said the man had tried to snatch her backpack and fled after he failed to do so.
The police said officers from the Tanglin Police Division conducted extensive enquiries after receiving the police report.
However, they found many inconsistencies in the woman’s report, and she eventually admitted that she had provided false information to the police.
Investigations against the woman are ongoing. Anyone convicted for giving any information which he or she knows to be false to a public servant faces up to one year in jail, a fine of up to S$5,000, or both.
“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 police said. “Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.”