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Man Arrested For Housebreaking Within 3 Hours

The Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking.

On 20 January 2021 at about 12.55pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a shop along Jurong West Central 2. Three boxes of LED panel lamps amounting to about $90 were allegedly stolen from the shop.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV and police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within three hours of the report. The three boxes of LED panel lamps were recovered and seized as exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on 22 January 2021 with housebreaking. The offence of housebreaking under Section 451 of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term which may extend 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 when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in any premises; and

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


21 January 2021 @ 11:25 PM
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