Published on 14 Jun 2021

Shop owner posts on Facebook to get thief to return $800

The Straits Times, page B4

Similar report in The New Paper, page 5

When spice shop owner Jeya Seelan saw security camera footage of a man stealing $800 from the till, he decided that he was not going to tarnish the culprit's reputation. That was why he used a blurry photo that obscured the man's face when he posted on his Facebook account asking the thief to return the money, even though he was upset and angry. The shop sells custom-made spice blends and condiments, and Mr Jeya said he started working there in 2014 - two months after graduating from NTU's WKWSCI.