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Man Arrested For Housebreaking And Theft By Night

by February 14, 2019 General

The Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two cases of housebreaking and theft by night.

On 11 February 2019, the Police received reports that cash and electronic devices were stolen from two apartments along Monk’s Hill Road

Through ground enquiries, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him on 13 February 2019.

The suspect will be charged in court on 15 February 2019 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 the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash at home; and,

Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights and/or close circuit surveillance cameras, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.

Source: Singapore Police Force