MAN ARRESTED FOR HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT

The Police have arrested a 49-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 18 November 2020 at about 5.56am, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a commercial unit along Jurong East Street 31. Cash amounting about $16,000 and handphones valued at about $1,500 in total were reported stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him later the same day.

The man will be charged in court on 20 November 2020 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 the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled 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 light and /or CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force