Hi martincymru:martincymru wrote:"money amounting to US$3,000+ from her male guest...."
please tell us the story of this individual
My flatmate and her guy/gay friend are very close. I've known the both of them back home since 2007/2008 and though we hang out and go out, I do not necessarily consider them my close friends.
I have hosted them here 3x already: my flatmate only recently moved here and the guy friend not yet. He has only recently gotten a job here so he was staying with us longer.
Before getting a job in SG he has been on many trips - Bali, Bangkok, Nepal, etc. I even remember telling my flatmate, he should be saving up because he doesn't have a confirmed job in SG yet.
So that night when the break-in happened, he checked his wallet and he said he had USD 3,000 + plus different currency notes that just disappeared. He said it was in an envelope, tucked inside a secret pocket or something of his wallet, tucked way inside his rucksack which was left on the floor by the door.
When the police asked him who knew he had that money and where he hid it, he said no one else but him. When they asked him when he last saw the money, he said the night before.
He sleeps in my flatmate's room and I have not been inside their room since he got here until that night.
We all left at the same time that morning and have been at the office the whole day. I arrived earlier than them that night so I discovered the unlocked gate, had a scheduled meeting with the owner and new tenant and only been left alone for about 10-15 minutes until they arrived and saw me in my room going through my stuff.
When we were all talking to the investigator and the IO was pushing that it was a "unique case" and that it was an "inside thing" and if we thought anyone of us could have done it. We all said no. When I was interviewed separately, I also said they couldn't have done it. Maybe they changed their minds. I don't know.