SINGAPORE: Police have advised the public not to circulate or re-post a notice of an incident where a man was alleged to have tried to grab a child in Hougang. Police said there was no such attempt to "grab" the child.
Police said they received a call on Monday at about 11.00am informing them about a man in his 50s who was seen interacting with some children near Block 326, Hougang Avenue 7.
Police contacted the informant and the PAP Community Foundation Centre to establish more facts. Police said investigations are in full swing to identify and pick up the suspect who lives in the neighbourhood.
PCF Hougang Branch at Block 328, Hougang Avenue 5, had sent a letter to parents and guardians warning them about the alleged child grabbing incident on the same day.
Police said they have advised the PCF branch to retract the letter.
Police said circulating or reposting the incident can generate unnecessary public alarm, causing fear and panic in the community. Transmitting false messages is an offence under the Telecommunications Act.
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