The Police have arrested a 39-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of housebreaking cases.
On 17 August 2022, at about 10.50pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a unit located along Lorong 4 Geylang. A total of five rolls of copper cables and two watches valued at $328 were purportedly stolen from two rooms.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 22 August 2022. Cash amounting to about $1,040 was recovered from the man. He is believed to be involved in other similar cases.
The man will be charged in court on 24 August 2022 with housebreaking under Section 451 of the Penal Code, Chapter 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term which may extend 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, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close shackle padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;
- Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuable in any premises; and
- Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or close circuit surveillance camera 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
23 August 2022 @ 9:30 PM