The Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.
On 14 May 2021 at about 5.20pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking where a clinic along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh was allegedly broken into. Four bottles of cough syrup amounting to $232.80 was reported stolen.
Through investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 15 May 2021.
The man will be charged in court on 17 May 2021 with housebreaking and theft 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, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks before leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;
- Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in your premises; and
- Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights and/or CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
17 May 2021 @ 8:50 AM