The Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.
On 10 March 2023 at about 12.50pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a unit providing foot reflexology located at Lorong 1 Toa Payoh. Cash amounting to $1,470 was reported stolen from the location.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras and CCTVs, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within four hours of the report. The man is believed to be involved in another similar case of housebreaking and theft in the vicinity of Toa Payoh Central.
The man will be charged in court on 11 March 2023 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code 1871. 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 padlocks when 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
10 March 2023 @ 10:52 PM