Man filmed stealing towel is not GrabFood deliveryman, says company

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
(SCREENCAPS: Muhd Ismail/Facebook)
(SCREENCAPS: Muhd Ismail/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — The man who was caught on video stealing a towel outside an HDB flat is not a GrabFood deliveryman, even though he was wearing a GrabFood T-shirt.

A spokesperson from Grab, the ride-hailing company offering the GrabFood food delivery service, told Yahoo News Singapore, “The person wearing a GrabFood shirt in the said video is not a GrabFood delivery partner. We are working closely with the authorities on this matter."

In a video uploaded on Facebook by user Muhd Ismail on Tuesday night, a man wearing a green t-shirt with the words “GrabFood” could be seen walking the corridor of an HDB flat.

The one-minute video showed the man stopping at a laundry rack before looking around and lifting a towel.

He is then seen walking back to the lift landing of the floor before disappearing off-camera.

When contacted earlier, a Grab spokesperson had said, “Grab does not condone such behaviour and will ban delivery-partners who are found guilty.”

The incident came less than a week after a 27-year-old GrabFood deliveryman was arrested for allegedly stealing a pair of shoes from outside a customer’s home.

On this incident, a Grab spokesperson said that the company is working closely with the authorities and has suspended the deliveryman’s account.

A person who is convicted of theft faces up to three years’ jail, a fine, or both.

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