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Toa Payoh graffiti case: Five youths charged for vandalism

SINGAPORE — Five 17-year-olds were charged today (May 10) for their involvement in the rooftop graffiti case at Toa Payoh earlier this week.

Toa Payoh graffiti case: Five youths charged for vandalism

Three of the five suspects seen being brought to court on May 10, 2014 to be charged for allegedly vandalising the rooftop of a HDB flat in Toa Payoh. Photo: Ernest Chua

SINGAPORE — Five 17-year-olds were charged today (May 10) for their involvement in the rooftop graffiti case at Toa Payoh earlier this week.

Profanities against the People’s Action Party and the police were found spray-painted in bright red along the rooftop of Block 85A at Toa Payoh Lorong 4 on Wednesday (May 7) morning, prompting a police investigation.

The police said officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Tanglin Police Division conducted extensive ground enquiries and managed to establish the identity of the suspects. An operation was mounted on Friday (May 9), leading to the arrest of the five suspects.

The five are set to be charged for vandalism. A person convicted of the offence could be jailed up to three years or fined up to S$2,000, and shall also be punished with at least three strokes of the cane.

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