A STOMPer's car windscreen was smashed and her laptop containing confidential information was stolen from her on Jul 6 in Toa Payoh. What struck the STOMPer was the thief's audacity to break into cars at a crowded area during a peak period.
The STOMPer also questions why the police are not stepping up on patrols in the neighbourhood despite the recent spate of crimes.
"I am writing to you regarding my unfortunate incident of my windscreen (right passenger side) being smashed and my laptop being stolen on 6th July 2012.
"I parked my car at Blk 186 Toa Payoh Central at 8pm, and when I retrieved my car in an hour's time at 9pm, I was shocked to realize that my windscreen was smashed.
"I thought Singapore was one of the safest nations but apparently it is not.
"I made a police report immediately and the police came and take my statement along with some photos.
"The thief dared to commit a crime at a crowded area on a Friday evening, 8-9pm where there are people around.
"I am not the only victim. It was understood from the police that another car was also broken into at the same vicinity around the same time.
"Why aren't the police stepping up on their patrols since this area is prone to crimes?
"I feel that there is no assurance parking in a HDB car park.
"Please be reminded that such crimes can happen even in an open car park.
"I urge the police to do something about it before more crimes happen at Toa Payoh."