The Police have arrested a 56-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two cases of housebreaking and theft.
Between 9 and 13 September 2022, the Police received reports that two residences along Geylang Bahru Estate were broken into. Cash amounting to $2500, jewellery valued about $6000 and a mobile phone, were purportedly stolen.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 13 September 2022. Cash amounting to $1000 and a pawn ticket were also recovered from the man.
The man was charged in court on 15 September 2022 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment for a term up to 10 years and a fine.
The Police would like to advise all house owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
- Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and closed-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended;
- 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 in good working condition; and
- Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in your premises