Man in GrabFood t-shirt caught on camera stealing towel from outside HDB flat

(SCREENCAPS: Muhd Ismail/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — A man dressed in a GrabFood t-shirt was caught on video stealing a towel hanging outside a HDB flat, less than a week following the arrest of a GrabFood deliveryman involved in a theft case.

In response to media queries from Yahoo News Singapore on Wednesday (3 July), a Grab spokesperson said that the company was aware of the latest incident and are investigating the matter.

“Grab does not condone such behaviour and will ban delivery-partners who are found guilty,” added the spokesperson.

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 a HDB flat.

The one-minute video, captioned #GrabTowel and timestamped at 1.28am on the same day, showed the man stopping at a rack of laundry before looking around and lifting a towel.

He is then seen walking back to the lift landing of the floor before disappearing off-camera. As of press time, the video has been shared over 1,700 times on Facebook.

Shoes stolen in earlier case

The incident comes 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.

In a one-minute video posted on Facebook last Thursday by user Grace Lim with the caption “stealing at my cousin’s house”, a man wearing the signature GrabFood t-shirt could be seen delivering food to the customer.

The video, timestamped 1.41pm on 20 June, later captured the man bagging a pair of shoes and riding away on his personal mobility device.

In response to media queries, the police said that they were alerted to the theft, which took place at Keat Hong Close, on the same day the video was posted on social media. The deliveryman was arrested the following day.

The Grab spokesperson said that the company is working closely with the authorities with regards to the incident and has suspended the deliveryman’s account.

If convicted of theft, he could face up to three years’ jail, a fine, or both.


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