Two Indian individuals have been imprisoned in Singapore for collaborating to steal clothes valued at over Rs 1 lakh from a retail store, following the sentencing of four of their accomplices in the case.
Both 27 years old, Brahmbhatt Komal Chetankumar and Christian Arpita Arvindbhai admitted to shoplifting after initially denying any intention to steal.
They were each sentenced to 40 and 45 days in jail, respectively, and were jailed on Friday, The Straits Times newspaper reported.
Komal and Arpita, who were on student passes in Singapore, resided with four other Indians. The group, in conjunction with others, conspired to steal clothes together.
Three other Indians were also involved in the conspiracy, with two of them devising the plan to steal from the store and enlisting the others to participate.
Four individuals from the group were sentenced to between 40 and 65 days in jail on November 22.
In October, the group went to the store and removed price tags with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. They schemed to steal the items without triggering the store’s security alarm, as per the report.
Subsequently, they purchased tote bags at the self-checkout area and concealed the clothes inside them, feigning payment for all their items.
In total, they stole 64 pieces of clothing valued at 1,788 Singapore dollars.
Authorities were alerted when a second group, involving some individuals from the first group, attempted to steal clothing worth 2,271 Singapore dollars from the same store a few days later, the report added.
The police apprehended them after scrutinising CCTV camera footage.
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