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08 February 2019

Man Arrested For Housebreaking And Theft

The Police have arrested a 39-year-old man believed to be involved in a case of housebreaking at Blk 498B Tampines Street 45.

On 7 February 2019 at about 7.50pm, Police received a report that a residential unit located at Blk 498B Tampines Street 45 had been broken into. Cash and jewellery amounting to a total of $100,000 were reported stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 8 February 2019.

The man will be charged in court on 9 February 2019 with the offence of Housebreaking and Theft by Day under Section 454 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years.

The Police would like to advise all home owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
    • Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your home unattended, even if for a short while;
    • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuable at home; and
    • Install a burglar alarm and CCTVs, to cover the access points into your homes. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
08 February 2019 @ 10:51PM

Last Updated on 11 February 2019