SINGAPORE - A thief that made away with $16,000 worth of jewellery and gold chains at two shops along Serangoon Road earlier this week has been arrested with the help of surveillance street cameras.
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Here is the statement from the Singapore Police Force:
Police have arrested 20 year old man for suspected involvement in cases of theft in dwelling in the vicinity of Serangoon road.
On May 14, 2014 at about 9.02pm, Police received a report stating that a male suspect had entered into a jewellery shop along Serangoon Road, stole jewellery worth S$7,040 and immediately ran away.
On May 17, 14 at 3.07pm, Police received a similar report from another jewellery shop located along Serangoon Road, stating that a male suspect had entered into the shop committed theft of four gold chains worth of S$8,978 and subsequently ran away.
Officers from Central Police Division worked on the cases promptly and conducted extensive inquiries.
With the aid of CCTV cameras mounted in the area, the officers managed to establish the identity of the suspect and he was subsequently arrested along Siloso Road on May 18, 2014 at about 12.30am. The stolen items of jewellery were also recovered and seized as case exhibits.
The 20-year-old suspect will be charged in Court on May 19, 2014 for an offence of Theft in Dwelling under Section 380 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 which is punishable to imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years, or with fine, or with both.