Two teens, aged 15 and 16, arrested for impersonating police officers

BY MELISSA LIN, Straits Times, 9 April 2014

Police arrested two teens, aged 15 and 16, for posing as police officers and demanding their victims surrender their mobile phones and ez-link cards to them.

The duo were caught after the victims, who are two students, made a police report on April 1 saying that they were approached and checked by two persons who identified themselves as police officers. They were told to surrender their mobile phones and ez-link cards and wait while the two “officers” returned to their vehicle.

The two suspects were arrested during a police operation on April 8.

The police reminded the public in a media release on Wednesday to be vigilant and wary of people who may be impersonating police officers. If in doubt, they should request to see the officer’s warrant card to verify his identity. A genuine warrant card will have the police crest, the photo of the officer, his name and NRIC number. If they are still unsure, they should call 999 for assistance.

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