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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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HOUSEBREAKING AT GEYLANG TEMPLE, MAN ARRESTED FOR $45

The Police have arrested a 54-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 25 January 2024 at about 12.30pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking where a temple along Lorong 16 Geylang was allegedly broken into. A chain was purportedly stolen.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from CCTVs and Police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 26 January 2024. The chain valued at approximately $45 was recovered.

The man will be charged in court on 27 January 2024 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment of up to 10 years and a fine.

The Police would like to advise the public 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 closed-shackle 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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