Man, 56, arrested for housebreaking and theft

Man, 56, arrested for housebreaking and theft

SINGAPORE - A 56-year-old man has been arrested for committing housebreaking and theft at Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate.

Police were notified to a case of housebreaking at a unit located at Sungei Kadut Loop on May 11 at 6.36am.

According to the police's media statement, cash amounting to around $2,000 was stolen from the premises.

Offices from Jurong Police Division HQ conducted investigations and enquiries to identify the suspect.

The man was subsequently arrested the next day at Choa Chu Kang Crescent at 3.20pm. He was found with $1,300 cash in his possession.

The 56-year-old will be charged in court on May 14.

If convicted, he will face a jail term up to 14 years.

The police advise the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

- Lock all the doors and windows when leaving your home unattended, even for a short while;

- Keep large sums of cash in banks and jewellery in a safe deposit box;

- Do not hide keys under the door mat, in a flower pot or on top of the electricity meter box outside the house;

- Do not leave notes outside your house announcing absence from home;

- Suspend or cancel all home deliveries (e.g. newspapers) when you are away from home; and

- Change all locks when your house keys are lost or stolen.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg 

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