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42 Y.O MAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING & STEALING $50 FROM A MOSQUE’S DONATION BOX

SWIFT ARREST OF MAN FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASS AND THEFT WITHIN EIGHT HOURS

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The Police have arrested a 42-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of criminal trespass and theft.

On 5 December 2022 at about 6.45am, the Police were alerted to a case of criminal trespass and theft at a mosque along Jalan Haji Alias. Cash amounting to at least $50 were purportedly stolen from a donation box. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within eight hours of the report.

The man will be charged in court on 7 December 2022 with criminal trespass punishable under Section 447 of the Penal Code 1871 and theft punishable under Section 379 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence of criminal trespass carries an imprisonment term of up to three months, fine of up to $1, 500 or both. The offence of theft carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine or both.

The Police would like to advise the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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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
06 December 2022 @ 10:20 PM

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