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MAN MANAGES TO BREAK OPEN UNIT WITH A BRICK & SCREW DRIVER AT JOO CHIAT

The Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of attempted housebreaking and theft. 
 
On 26 May 2024 at about 12.15am, the Police were alerted to a case of attempted housebreaking and theft along Joo Chiat Road. 

Through ground enquiries 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 within six hours of the report. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was allegedly using a brick, a cutter and screwdriver to break open the lock to gain entry into a shophouse. 

The man will be charged in court on 27 May 2024 with the offence of attempted housebreaking in order to commit theft under Section 458A Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and shall able be liable to fine or caning. 

The Police would like to advise all property owners 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 padlocks when 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.
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