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The Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 23 March 2020 at about 8.10am, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a preschool located along Tanglin Road. Cash amounting to more than $2,000 was reported stolen. 

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV footages, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 24 March 2020.

The man will be charged in Court on 26 March 2020 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The Police would like to advise the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  •  Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks before leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in commercial premises; and

 

  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights and/or CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
25 March 2020 @ 9:55 AM
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