Beware of strangers who use prayers as ploy to steal: Police

Beware of strangers who offer prayers as a ploy to steal from your flat. 

Police issued this warning, after they received reports of culprits who approached residents in their flats, holding a framed picture of Buddha and a container for donations. 

The culprits would either request to enter the flat or enter without invitation. 

One of the culprits would distract the victim by reciting prayers, as well as giving lottery numbers, while the other culprits would search the unit for cash and jewellery.