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Man Arrested For Housebreaking And Theft Within 12 Hours

The Police have arrested a 62-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 16 April 2021 at about 6.35am, the Police received a report that a shop in a shopping mall along Tiong Bahru was broken into. A safe containing cash amounting to $6,200, and a laptop valued at about $1,000 were reported stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within 12 hours of the report being made.

The man will be charged in court on 17 April 2021 with housebreaking and theft punishable 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 all property owners 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;

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash at commercial premises; and

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


16 April 2021 @ 11:15 PM
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