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The police have arrested a 29-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking.

On 18 July 2020 at about 12.10am, the police were alerted to a case whereby a residential unit along Meyappa Chettiar Road was broken into. Nothing was reported missing.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV footages, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 29 July 2020.

The man will be charged in court on 30 July 2020 with housebreaking under Section 451 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. 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, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash at home; and,
  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights and/or close circuit surveillance cameras, 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
29 July 2020 @ 9:05 PM
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