MAN ARRESTED FOR A SERIES OF HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT

The Police have arrested a 46-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of housebreaking and theft.

Between 14 June 2020 and 28 July 2020, the Police received separate reports that houses along Chancery Hill Road, Berrima Road, Whitley Road and Tan Sim Boh Road had been broken into. Several bottles of wine were alleged to have been stolen from the houses.

Through ground enquiries and follow-up investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 4 August 2020.

The man will be charged in court on 6 August 2020 with housebreaking and theft under section 451 of the Penal Code. The offence carries a jail 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 close-shackled 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 close circuit surveillance cameras to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force