Thursday, October 21, 2010

Let's Help Catch This Monster!

Wed, Oct 20, 2010AsiaOne
Serial molester on the loose in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The police are on the hunt for a Chinese male in his thirties related to a series of outrage of modesty cases, with cases linked as far back as 1999.
Dubbed the "Heartbeat Molester", the suspect's signature move is to request his victims to feel his heartbeat as a pretext or prelude to molesting them.
He approaches his victims, usually girls between eight and 12 years old, at the void deck or lift lobbies when they are alone. He would pretend to be lost and ask for directions, before leading his victims to a staircase, where he would then strike.The 'Heartbeat Molester'Click on thumbnail to view.

The cases have so far occurred in the northeastern part of Singapore, generally between 12:30 to 4:30 pm. He usually wears dark sunglasses when committing the crime, and speaks in English or Mandarin.
The police are looking for this man, captured on CCTV, described as a male Chinese in his 30s, about 1.7m tall, with short black hair, slim to medium build, and wearing dark-coloured sunglasses.
Anyone with information on this man is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-2550000. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Meanwhile, parents are advised to ensure that their young children are accompanied at all times.

Crime Prevention Tips -- Outrage of Modesty
Always be alert and attentive to the surroundings. If you suspect that you are being followed, remain calm and proceed to the nearest crowded area or call the Police to seek help.
Carry a shrill alarm to call for help in times of emergencies.
Do not enter a lift with a stranger. Let the stranger take the lift and wait for the next one.
If alone in the lift, stand near to the lift buttons. Press “Door Open” and exit if a stranger rushes in as the door is closing.

Watch video:
i-Witness 9: Heartbeat molester wanted
Unk Dicko's Advice and Comments:
According to this report, this serial monster has been molesting young girls since 1999. That's already 10 long years ! I'm really, really surprised he has remained so free to commit his dastardly crimes for such a long time without being nabbed. This can only mean one thing. This criminal has left no evidence behind of who he actually is...other than the images captured by the blurry CCTV cameras. Police likely have no clue as to his personal particulars of NRIC, Name, Address etc.. That's why they have released this sketchy report to the media in the hope that someone out there can RECOGNISE this monster and after that do the right thing by contacting them.
I would like to help by analysing the situation based on this report. If you are reading this, do take a moment to consider how you can help too...perhaps by making others aware especially if they live, work or move about in the NE Singapore.
1. Where's NE Singapore? Why has he remained uncaught?
It's quite a large area. If you use the MRT North-East Line as a rough guide it would stretch from Potong Pasir, Serangoon, Kovan, Hougang, Sengkang and all the way to Punggol. That is using the MRT line as a guide. But other areas like Pasir Ris, Elias Road etc. can also be considered as being in the NE.
According to the report, all the cases are within this NE this same criminal.
It is therefore highly likely that he lives or make his living somewhere within too. He knows
his "hunting ground" and more importantly his "escape routes" and where he is hiding out..have all been pre-planned. In another word, he knows just where to strike without being caught easily. But the 'prey'..his innocent victims and their parents, maybe the police too, probably think he is an opportunistic molester...with little planning.
I do not think so.
The fact he has not been caught says a lot. This man has spent much time moving about and checking out possible quieter or secluded spots to commit his crimes. He may have been even watching his potential victims ( days before) prior to the attacks. I won't be surprised.
2. Time of attacks:
Between 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Weekdays or weekends mostly? Not stated.
Not surprising that he is most active at this time period. Fewer adults outside while young children return from school or play at the void deck.
3. Description about the Molester:
Chinese man, about 30+, slim built, black hair, "prominent" nose, hair parted on left side, wears a watch on his RIGHT hand, wears short sleeve T-shirt with collar, long pants with belt and wears shoes, top-centre of his scalp has a slight bald patch. He uses his left hand to press on his heart area.
When he is about to strike he WILL PUT ON HIS SUNGLASSES so that no one can recognise him. After his crime, or if he flees...I think he WILL REMOVE HIS SUNGLASSES so that those looking out for a such a man in the vicinity will have no inkling since they are all intent on looking for a man in dark "Sunglasses". He will act casual just like an ordinary person, a pedestrain or a salesman.
4. Best way to catch this chap?
a) See point 1 above for his possible MO ( modus operandi ). If everyone of the adults or even older teenagers are alert and remain a little suspicious of a LONE man ( who may not be wearing dark glasses ) walking casually near void decks, pathways leading to staircases, playground...or he may be seated at the void deck or a park bench alone but surveying with his eyes the surroundings and esp looking at little girl/girls nearby.... HE IS A PRIME SUSPECT ! Look closely and see if his general face and built FIT INTO the profile of this criminal...even if he's not wearing sunglasses!
Then imagine he has a pair of sunglasses on his face. Jackpot ! Don't arouse his suspicions.
Keep him under watch while quietly calling the police and give proper directions.
b) The victims and other residents at the crime scene CAN HELP a great deal recalling more precise details of this monster. Every additional tip can be of immense help to nab him.
Just ask yourself this... how does the molester get to the scene of his crime? Walk, run, jog or cycle? By bus or Taxi? By MRT? Or does he ride a motorbike, drive a van, car or lorry? See...he did not fly there. Someone, somewhere must have seen this guy in all these TEN long years!!!
He will strike again if not caught.


jlow said...

I hate pedophile, let's catch him!

unk Dicko said...

This serial monster thinks he's far too smart to be caught...maybe he's right, so far. He has already made a big mistake...being captured by the CCTV which has been publicised. The image of this monster will remain.
Time, effort and some luck will do him in eventually.

chew said...

With so much publicity, it would be quite drama if he gets caught. No one will be calling 999 but him.

unk Dicko said...

It is not so easy catching a molester in the act or after he has acted. By the time the victim raise hue and cry, he would have vanished leaving victim and others, including our police none the wiser.
Speed of REACTION is the most crtical factor if he's to be caught.
I shall share my true life experience about the day I nabbed a child molester less than 30 minutes after the crime. It was super quick-thinking, fast reaction that did the job...and no one would believe this... I had only one good left leg then. My entire right leg was encased in POP from ankle to upper thigh. I hobbled around on crutches!