|Mr Bahari Haron with his Public Spiritedness Award. TNP PHOTO|
When he saw a supermarket security guard pursuing a man, shouting "stop, stop", Mr Bahari Haron, 27, instinctively joined the chase.
He ran up two flights of escalators from basement two to the ground floor of Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang, gaining on the man, who was holding a plastic bag with two bottles inside.
Before the man could get the glass sliding doors leading to the drop-off area outside to open, Mr Bahari tackled him to the ground and pinned him down.
For assisting the guard, an elderly man, to detain the suspect, Mr Bahari was commended for his public-spiritedness by Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Police Devrajan Bala in a ceremony at Jurong Police Division yesterday for helping to catch a thief.