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Police investigating 3 teenagers for spittle found on LRT lift buttons

SINGAPORE — The police are investigating three 15-year-old boys for an offence of mischief, relating to an incident reported on Thursday (Feb 20), where spittle was found on the buttons of a lift panel at Rumbia LRT Station.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenagers had spat at the said lift panel on Feb 19 at about 6.10pm,” the police said in a statement on Saturday (Feb 22).

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenagers had spat at the said lift panel on Feb 19 at about 6.10pm,” the police said in a statement on Saturday (Feb 22).

SINGAPORE — The police are investigating three 15-year-old boys for an offence of mischief, relating to an incident reported on Thursday (Feb 20), where spittle was found on the buttons of a lift panel at Rumbia LRT Station.

Police officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division had established the identities of the teenagers through ground enquiries and the aid of images from police cameras.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenagers had spat at the said lift panel on Feb 19 at about 6.10pm,” the police said in a statement on Saturday.

“Police investigations against the three teenagers are ongoing.”

Transport operator SBS Transit had made a police report on Thursday following the incident. It had said in a Facebook post on the same day that while the act would be “abhorrent” under normal circumstances, the current situation with Covid-19 makes it “more than mischief”. 

Singapore has had 89 confirmed cases of the virus since the first case was diagnosed here on Jan 23. 

Under Section 426 of the Penal Code, the offence of mischief carries an imprisonment term of up to two years, or a fine, or both. 

“The police take a serious view of such inconsiderate and irresponsible behaviour, especially in the current Covid-19 situation,” the police said. “Everyone needs to play their part to maintain social responsibility and observe good personal hygiene.”

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