34-year-old man arrested for housebreaking

34-year-old man arrested for housebreaking
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SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking along Begonia Drive.

On July 6 at about 8.05pm, a 33-year-old resident along Begonia Drive reported a case of housebreaking to the police. The suspect was believed to have gained access into her residence through the ground floor kitchen window before making off with some watches and jewellery.

After investigation, officers arrested the suspect on July 10 at about 12.45am along Bukit Timah Road.

If convicted, the suspect faces a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

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

  • Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well secured with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks.
  • Secure all doors and window grills before sleeping or when leaving your shop or home unattended.
  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and close circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises.
  • Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.
  • Keep large sums of cash in banks and expensive jewellery in a safe deposit box.

stephluo@sph.com.sg

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