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Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby lizgrant » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:26 am

My friend (mid-20's, male, Filipino) was caught shoplifting in Mustafa last Saturday, Jan 16. He took two bottles of perfume (total ~160SGD, was caught, and detained for 16 hours. He got off via personal bail as he doesn't know any locals yet. In his statement, he declared that he tried stealing the perfumes as he planned to resell them online for extra cash as he is running low on funds. His S Pass was only very recently released (before the incident). He was asked to return to the station after two weeks. What must he do? What punishment is he facing? Can he get off on warning only? Will the police inform his employer? Thanks!

PS: He is a professional, with no previous records here or his own country. He told the inspector that he is deeply sorry and remorseful.

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:41 am

Mustafa tends to go for the Jugular vein in shoplifting cases, so It's doesn't bode well. I'm no lawyer, but it doesn't feel good to me.

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby lizgrant » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:43 am

Who decides on the outcome of the investigation? He is being investigated for violation of sec 380 cap 224

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Re: RE: Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 6:34 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Mustafa tends to go for the Jugular vein in shoplifting cases, so It's doesn't bode well. I'm no lawyer, but it doesn't feel good to me.

And reading the story described by the OP, the prosecutors most likely will play the theme that it was a well planned heist and it's likely that it wasn't the first time .....

Agreed, the Mustafa people are known to send clear messages and it won't turn up well.

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Re: RE: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 6:41 am

lizgrant wrote:My friend (mid-20's, male, Filipino) was caught shoplifting in Mustafa last Saturday, Jan 16. He took two bottles of perfume (total ~160SGD, was caught, and detained for 16 hours. He got off via personal bail as he doesn't know any locals yet. In his statement, he declared that he tried stealing the perfumes as he planned to resell them online for extra cash as he is running low on funds. His S Pass was only very recently released (before the incident). He was asked to return to the station after two weeks. What must he do? What punishment is he facing? Can he get off on warning only? Will the police inform his employer? Thanks!

PS: He is a professional, with no previous records here or his own country. He told the inspector that he is deeply sorry and remorseful.


Quoted.

By the way, in a way, it's funny reading the while episode above especially so early in the Morning.

With the love hate relationship that exists between Filipinos and Indians especially in online forums, it's amusing to read about a Filipino caught shoplifting in a Indian Shop, and a Filipino professional to boot.

And more amusing to read it was perfumes being stolen, the same perfumes' lack of use by Indians is often the commonly used line of attack by Filipino online warriors.

I just hope he wasn't planning to sell to the stolen goods to Indian professionals.

That's just funny.

No offense.

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Re: RE: Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby x9200 » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 7:13 am

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Mustafa tends to go for the Jugular vein in shoplifting cases, so It's doesn't bode well. I'm no lawyer, but it doesn't feel good to me.

And reading the story described by the OP, the prosecutors most likely will play the theme that it was a well planned heist and it's likely that it wasn't the first time .....

Agreed, the Mustafa people are known to send clear messages and it won't turn up well.

I think Mustafa has or used to have a lot of problem with ppl like the OP ('s friend). Do they still lock bags with the cable ties?

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 8:18 am

yep, sure do. Or at least they did up till last Sept (the last time I was in there prior to heading to the US-loading up on SG Souvenirs).

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 8:28 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:yep, sure do. Or at least they did up till last Sept (the last time I was in there prior to heading to the US-loading up on SG Souvenirs).


They won't get rid of their trade mark wire ties :D In fact, it was even shown in one of the Singapore tourism board's promotional material :D

And back to OP, Mr Mushtaq Ahmad famously told somebody I know that he only catches 10% of the thieves, and the 10% need to know that robbing is very wrong.

Good luck to the OP.

PS, the guy was short of funds but had enough to post a personal bail ? Man, that's something interesting that I hope the IO will look into in detail.

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby x9200 » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 8:35 am

That's the point of mentioning the ties - if Mustafa was effective in catching the thieves they would never need the ties. These ties alone may cost them a few hundreds bucks a day (if the use the plastic cable type).

So yes, I am pretty sure they will do their best for these few they caught to make them remember and tell the story. I would not be surprised if the pass is cancelled and the person ordered to leave Singapore. This is IMHO outrages to come to a new country for work and start living there from stealing.

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 9:01 am

people actually steal that cheap ass perfume shit that mustafa put out on their shelves?
seriously?
should have heeded that chinese looking policeman mannequin or whatever.

serves you right ffkr...

P.S hic! i've had one more beer than i normally should have..
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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 9:03 am

i found him

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby x9200 » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 9:05 am

$80 per vial is a cheap perfume? Or you give a credit to OP for his friend's stealing skills and think it was 2l per bottle (and that's only why he got caught falling under 10% mentioned by Ecu)?

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 9:06 am

x9200 wrote:$80 per vial is a cheap perfume? Or you give a credit to OP for his friend's stealing skills and think it was 2l per bottle (and that's only why he got caught falling under 10% mentioned by Ecu)?


no but i think they all smell like shit.
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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby x9200 » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 9:07 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:i found him

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Is it only me who is always tempted to make a high-five with this guy?

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Re: Friend caught shoplifting in Mustafa

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 9:09 am

no but i found it hard to look at him and be serious, you know like take his advice seriously.. the look on his face is all stern and stuff, the kind you want to piss off because he looks all stern.
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