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The Police have arrested a 18-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking.

On 9 June 2021 at about 4.40pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a residential unit along Beo Crescent. A man had allegedly entered the unit after opening the secured door from inside the unit by putting his hands through the open window louvers. Nothing was stolen.

Through follow-up 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 11 June 2021 with housebreaking under Section 448 of the Penal Code. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, or both.

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
10 June 2021 @ 6:50 PM
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