Police looking into suspected abduction attempt at Toys R Us outlet
The police are looking into an alleged abduction attempt at the Toys R Us outlet at Suntec City on Wednesday (21 November).
It said in a statement on Friday that it is aware of a letter from Josiah childcare centre informing parents of the incident, which involved a Kindergarten 1 boy.
According to a screenshot of the letter’s contents, the boy was at the Toys R Us outlet with his father after being picked up from school. It was at the outlet where he was approached by a woman, who said that he was her son.
The father was close by, and the woman ran away initially. However, she later attempted to approach the boy again, luring him with toys. This time, she turned angry when the father confronted her and told her to stay away.
Urging parents to be vigilant
The woman was described as having short hair and in her mid-40s. Josiah childcare centre – which is located in Suntec City – has urged parents to be vigilant during this festive period when the mall is crowded. On its part, it has stopped taking the kids out on outdoor walks for the next few days.
Police said in the statement, “The Police are aware of a screenshot of a letter from Josiah childcare centre that is being circulated, and we are looking into the matter. The letter stated that an alleged attempted abduction of a K1 boy at the Toys R Us outlet at Suntec City took place in the evening of 21 November, 2018.
“Josiah childcare centre and the boy’s parents are currently assisting in the ongoing police investigation.
“The Police treat such incidents seriously. At the same time, we urge members of the public not to speculate or spread unsubstantiated information which may generate unnecessary public alarm.”
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