Paper towels to be banned in Singapore
The city is set to ban all paper towels from its public spaces in the coming weeks.
The government is considering whether to impose a new law against using paper towels to wash dishes or towels in public areas.
The move follows a number of incidents of street crime in Singapore.
Earlier this month, a man was allegedly beaten up and robbed by four men in the same neighbourhood after one of them snatched a towel off a young girl.
A man was stabbed in a parking lot after he allegedly attempted to steal a towel from a shopkeeper.
Police said the suspect, identified as Rangaraj, was identified by a photo posted on social media.
The man is in custody and police have launched a manhunt.
Last month, several young women were sexually assaulted in the area.
Police also said they were searching for a man in a white shirt and white pants who is said to have stolen a towel in the shopping centre in the early hours of Friday.