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Man Arrested For Housebreaking And Theft By Night

by October 24, 2018 Government & Politics

The Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night.

On 22 October 2018 at about 4.42am, the Police received a report that a residential unit along Toa Payoh East had been broken into and a mobile phone was missing.

Through ground enquiries, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him along Toa Payoh Central on 23 October 2018.

The man will be charged in court on 25 October 2018 with housebreaking and theft by night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries an imprisonment term of not less than 2 years and not more than 14 years, and shall also be liable to a fine.

The Police would like to advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premise unattended, even for a short while;

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in unattended 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 in good working condition.

Source: Singapore Police Force