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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT BY NIGHT

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by January 6, 2020 General

The Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night.

On 23 December 2019 at about 2.19pm, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a veterinarian clinic along Thomson Road and cash amounting to $2,950 were reported stolen.

Through investigations and with the aid of CCTV footages, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her on 5 January 2020.

The woman will be charged in court on 7 January 2020 with housebreaking and theft by night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The offence carries an imprisonment term of not less than 2 years and not more than 14 years, and a fine.

The Police would like to advise the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in commercial 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.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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