2 MEN ARRESTED IN RELATION TO POKEMON GO AT PLAZA SINGAPURA

It was reported that 2 men have been arrested in relation to the game, Pokémon Go. Two men, aged 28 and 33 were arrested at Plaza Singapura after getting into a brawl at the carpark entrance.

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It is likely that the dispute occurred after a car driver had honked at a pedestrian. The pedestrian was playing Pokémon Go on his mobile phone while crossing the road.

<Facebook post by Singapore Police Force>

While you ‪#‎CatchEmAll‬, please do not endanger your life or personal safety, or cause inconvenience to those around you.

Stay safe and take note of the following:

• Be aware of your personal safety when out looking for Pokémon. You should play in pairs or as a group to ensure your personal safety.
• Watch where you are walking, be aware of your surroundings and do not walk out onto roads without looking.
• Do not play the game and drive any vehicle or ride any personal mobility device at the same time. You cannot do both safely.
• Do not trespass onto restricted areas and private properties. Do not take pictures of restricted areas.
• Be aware that you are potentially sharing data with others; there could be potential criminals who may seek the opportunity to lure victims to their fake “Pokéstops”.
• Educate your children to stranger-danger at “Pokéstops”.
• Never reveal your personal information and watch out for fake apps or cheat tools. Cyber criminals can access your personal data to commit fraud or hack into your phone with viruses and malware.

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