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Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 8:04:08 AM

Passers-by nab theft suspect at market

Alert passers-by foiled a theft when a man allegedly tried to steal a fishmonger’s takings.

The 50-year-old stall worker, who gave his name as Ye, had been chopping fish yesterday when the thief was said to have snatched about S$200 (RM513) from a container on the counter at Chong Pang Market.

“He stuffed it into a plastic bag, turned around and ran,” Ye told Chinese evening paper Shin Min Daily News.

“That’s when I shouted for help.”

His plea caught the attention of other tenants and passers-by, who caught the 55-year-old man and restrained him with cable ties.

Police have arrested the man. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network

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