Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a housebreaking case at Telok Blangah Rise.
On 20 January 2015 at about 5.50 pm, the victim reported that her house had been broken into when she returned home. Valuables amounting to about $12,000/-, were also missing.
Officers from Central Police Division conducted extensive ground enquiries and and established the identity of the suspect involved through CCTV cameras. The 28-year-old man was subsequently arrested at Woodlands on 26 January 2015 at about 3.30pm. Police also recovered and seized several watches, an assortment of jewelry, a laptop, a mobile phone and a luxury bag as case exhibits.
The suspect will be charged in Court on 28 January 2015 for the offence of Housebreaking and Theft by Day under Section 454 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, he could face a jail term which may extend to 10 years.
Police would like to remind the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures.
Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well-secured with good quality grilles and padlocks;
Secure all doors and windows before sleeping or when leaving your house unattended, even for a short while;
Install a burglar alarm, sensor light and/or closed circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises.
Avoid keeping large sums of cash and/or valuables at home; and
If you are going away for a prolonged period, suspend your newspaper subscription(s) and arrange for someone to check on your home regularly.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
27 January 2015 @ 5:35 PM