MAN ARRESTED FOR HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT WITHIN 12 HOURS

The Police have arrested a 38-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 30 March 2021 at about 4.00am, the Police received a report that a shop along Admiralty MRT station had been broken into. Cash amounting to $7000 was allegedly stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV and police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within 12 hours of the report being made.

The man will be charged in court on 1 April 2021 with housebreaking and theft punishable under Section 451 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. 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 when leaving your premises unattended;
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in your premises; and
  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or CCTVs 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