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36 Y.O MAN ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO FACTORY IN TAMPINES FOR THEFT

The Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two separate cases of housebreaking and theft.

On 21 May 2024 at about 9am, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking and theft where a factory located along Tampines North Drive 4 was broken into.

At about 5.45pm on the same day, the Police received another report on a case of housebreaking and theft where a school along Tampines Avenue 1 was allegedly broken into. Two shirts and one bag valued at $70 were purportedly stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTVs, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within one hour of the report. Preliminary investigations revealed that both cases are believed to be linked to the same suspect.

The man will be charged in court on 23 May 2024 with the offence of housebreaking in order to commit theft under Section 451 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:

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  1. Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;
  2. Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in your premises; and
  3. 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.
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