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Sunday, May 16, 2004

Couple loses S$35,000 life savings in Pulau Ubin break-in

By : Johnson Choo, Channel NewsAsia
Date : 16 May 2004 1830 hrs (GMT)

SINGAPORE : A couple lost S$35,000 in cash when their house on Pulau Ubin was broken into on Saturday.

Both husband and wife had left their house at 7 am, returning two hours later to find their life savings gone.

Moh Seng Hwee and his wife are both taxi drivers plying the roads of idyllic Pulau Ubin .

They normally do not lock up their house, and when they left home on Saturday morning, it was just a normal day.

But when his wife returned at 9 am, she was heartbroken.

"When she got back, she found the house ransacked. She called and told me the money's gone," said Mr Moh.

The door linking the kitchen to the living room was also broken.

Mr Moh's wife, in her mid-50s, discovered her S$20,000 in cash missing. It had been hidden in between egg-trays and wrapped in a red plastic bag.

Also missing was Mr Moh's S$15,000 in cash, kept in a black pouch in an unlocked drawer in the living room.

Anyone with information on the case can call the police hotline at 1800-255 0000. - CNA


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