The police are investigating a recent incident at Ang Mo Kio Hub where a young boy was allegedly taken from his mother by an unknown woman last Sunday (Mar 18).
Hints that such an incident may occur was first highlighted by a STOMPer, who came across an online note warning parents of women who may attempt to lead their young children away, before the incident at the shopping mall was shared by another STOMPer.
The mother was with her son at the mall when he 'disappeared' behind her while she was walking towards a dustbin.
Upon scanning her surroundings, the mother found him being led away by an unknown woman who was holding onto his hand. She went to confront the woman who then claimed that she had mistaken the boy for her own son, before hurrying off towards a male companion.
The boy, however, gave a different account of the situation, saying that the woman assured him that she'll take him home.
The woman reportedly spoke in Mandarin, with a foreign accent that suggests she may be from China.
In light of this incident, the police have also asked for members of the public not to 'circulate unsubstantiated information as this may cause unnecessary alarm'.
STOMPer WahHengAh feels that investigation into this incident is the best way to help keep the public calm and wrote:
"Information is essential in keeping the general public calm in times of uncertainty so I applaud the Police's statement about their investigation into this incident.
"Although I don't know what happened exactly, what I do know is that the police are doing all they can to keep the peace and calm in society at the moment.
"With that said, I hope they get to the bottom of this incident soon."