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The Police have arrested a 49-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 17 May 2021 at about 10.28am, the Police were alerted to a case where a man was reported to have allegedly entered a residential unit along Toa Payoh Lorong 1A through the unsecured entrance. A handbag containing personal belongings, bank cards, cash vouchers and electronic devices were purportedly stolen from the unit. 

Through investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day.

The man will be charged in court on 19 May 2021 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code. 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 closed shackle 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.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
18 May 2021 @ 5:55 PM
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