Australian schoolgirls arrested for alleged shoplifting in Singapore have returned home: report

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SINGAPORE: A group of Australian schoolgirls arrested in Singapore for alleged shoplifting in Orchard Road have returned home, according to reports from Australian media on Tuesday (Nov. 22).

The group of six teenagers aged 14 to 16 was arrested on Nov. 13, Singapore Police (SPF) told UKTN.

According to Daily Mail Australia, the girls were caught on CCTV cameras stashing expensive Victoria’s Secret lingerie before leaving without paying.

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According to Australian media, the 10th grade students also stole shoes from a Crocs store. The thefts reportedly took place at the Mandarin Gallery in Orchard Road.

Andrew Neal, the principal of their school, Bacchus Marsh Grammar, had said the girls were part of a group in Singapore for a regional netball competition.

The arrested schoolgirls were allowed to rejoin their group and flew back to Australia on Nov. 19, according to the Herald Sun.

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“Everyone is here and they all came in on the same flight… All matters have been resolved and the girls were allowed to go to the airport without further action,” Mr Neal said.

“It was a bit delicate, but this is a good result.”

UKTN has contacted police for comment.

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