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The Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 23 July 2021 at about 8.25pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking and theft at a minimart along Geylang Road.  Cash amounting to S$2,000 and a carton of cigarettes were purportedly stolen from the said premise.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him. Cash amounting to around $960 was recovered and seized. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in two other cases of theft along Geylang Road on 21 July 2021.

The man will be charged in court on 26 July 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 all property owners 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 in any premises; and

  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
25 July 2021 @ 1:30 PM
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