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Man Arrested For Housebreaking And Theft Within 10 Hours

The Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking.

On 8 June 2021 at about 1.30pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking and theft at a shop along Jurong West Street 72.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within 10 hours of the case being reported. The man’s attire and shoes worn during the crime were seized in connection to the case.

The man will be charged in court on 10 June 2021 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code. The offence carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 10 years.

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 grilles and closed shackle padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuable in any premises; 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 are in good working condition.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
09 June 2021 @ 7:00 PM
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