Man arrested for 6 cases of home break-ins islandwide

Man arrested for 6 cases of home break-ins islandwide

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 37-year-old man believed to be responsible for a spate of break-ins at several private residential estates across the island.

A series of break-ins were reported from August 26 to September 4 at homes in Dunbar Walk, Kurau Terrace, Binchang Rise, Chwee Chian Road, Lynwood Grove and Jalan Punai.

The culprit is believed to have gained entry into the units by scaling the boundary wall and climbing in through unsecured doors and windows at night. He allegedly took valuables lying around in the units while the occupants were asleep.

The suspect was arrested at Kallang Road. Items seized from the suspect include: Cash of up to $800, an assortment of foreign currencies, three mobile phones, two mobile phone cables, three SIM card adaptors, a disposable surgical mask and a cap.

He will face court on Saturday and could be jailed for up to 14 years.

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