EAGLE-EYED police officers caught a 42-year-old man who is believed to have outraged the modesty of a woman commuter on board a crowded MRT train.

Officers from Central Police Division were conducting anti-crime rounds at Bugis MRT station on Monday at about 5.20pm, when they spotted a man molesting an unsuspecting commuter on board a packed train cabin. They immediately moved in and arrested the suspect.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect could be involved in other molest cases in MRT trains. Investigations are on-going.

If convicted, the offender can be jailed up to two years, fined or caned.

Police remind the public to be vigilant against opportunists who might commit molest in crowded areas and seek to evade detection by blending into the crowd.

'To minimise the risk of falling prey to such opportunists, one should be alert when approached by strangers in crowded areas. Remain calm should you be confronted, and contact the Police as soon as it is safe to do so,' advice the police, adding: 'Take note of the description of the offender, such as his appearance.'

MRT molester caught