Batman jailed for thefts and doing drugs

NABBED: Batman Suparman carries a pink IC, denoting his Singapore citizenship.


    Nov 12, 2013

    Batman jailed for thefts and doing drugs

    The Straits Times

    A MAN with the unusual name of Batman Suparman was yesterday jailed for two years and nine months for theft, housebreaking and consuming heroin.

    District Judge Wong Choon Ning could not suppress a smile when she heard his name.

    In July, Batman's elder brother, Mr Nurazman Suparman, 28, a service engineer, went to the police after his ATM card went missing and he noticed that there had been unauthorised withdrawals amounting to $650.

    Investigations then revealed that Batman, 23, who is jobless, had stolen the ATM card from their home in Depot Road so as to make the withdrawals.

    Then, on the night of Aug 9, he broke into the office of GF Billiards & Marketing, also in Depot Road.

    He stole $200 from the $430 placed in a drawer, hoping that the money might not be noticed.

    But an employee checked surveillance-video footage and saw that a burglar had forced open a window to enter the premises.

    Police were informed and Batman was arrested on Aug 19. A urine test revealed that he had also been taking heroin.

    Batman, who has his own fan club on the Facebook social-networking site, has garnered 10,000 "likes" for his superhero name.