A 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a mosque and stealing money from the donation box.
He was arrested for a case of housebreaking and theft at a mouse in Eunos.
According to the Singapore Police Force, they said that they were alerted to a case of housebreaking on 15 May 2023 at about 2.40pm at a mosque located at 10 Jalan Ismail.
Money from the mosque’s donation boxes were allegedly stolen there.
The identity of the alleged thief was establish by officers from the Bedok Police Division and he was arrested within 3 hours of the police report being lodged through the use of CCTVs and ground enquiries.
He was charged in court earlier today with theft and housebreaking, which caries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine if convicted.
Singapore Police’s press release
MAN ARRESTED FOR HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT WITHIN THREE HOURS
The Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.
On 15 May 2023 at about 2.40am, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a mosque located along 30 Jalan Ismail. Cash from the donation boxes was purportedly stolen from the location.
Through ground enquires and with the aid of images from CCTVs, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within three hours of the report.
The man will be charged in court on 16 May 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 closed-shackle 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 CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
15 May 2023 @ 6:40 PM