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.
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.
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