Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Double Theft (Singapore)

Asia One [Singapore]
10 August 2011

E-mail about bold theft at mall's toilet a hoax

By Sarah Chang

An e-mail has been circulating in Singapore recently, warning recipients of an apparent handbag theft in a washroom of an OG department store.

The e-mail outlines the experience of a woman whose handbag was stolen while she was in a cubicle. She had hung her handbag on the hook at the back of the cubicle door but someone reached over the door to grab it.

The story goes on to say that the woman received a call a few days later from the store manager, informing her that her handbag had been found.

However, when she arrived at the store, she found out from staff members that no one had called her.

Upon returning home, she found that her house had been broken into - suggesting that whoever stole her bag and the house keys within created the ruse, so as to enter her home unobstructed. [...]