Three foreign talents, while on holiday in Singapore, went on a stealing spree involving sums of $11,549. The trio, who were Romanians, were in Singapore for an eight day trip, and were given jail sentences for 14, 12 and 6 months each.
All three of them had enough money, reportedly about $9,257 and various other amount in foreign currency, but decided to steal money from shops on the first day they were here. All three arrived in Singapore on 29 March, and were scheduled to depart on 5 April.
Their plan was simple, go to shops, pretend to ask for change of smaller denominations from $100, remove few pieces and keep in pocket, and return the small denominations and ask for the $100 note back, seemingly having changed their minds. They would then make a quick exit, return to a rental car, and move on to the next shop.