Ulu Pandan serial housebreaker arrested

Ulu Pandan serial housebreaker arrested

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for suspected involvement in a series of housebreaking and thefts in residential units at Ulu Pandan Road.

Between Sept 6 and 19, five cases of theft and break-ins involving residential units in the vicinity of Ulu Pandan Road were reported to the police.

Cash, laptops, cameras, mobile phones, watches, jewellery and luxury handbags amounting to more than $40,000 were found missing from the units.

On Sept 22, at about 4pm, officers mounted an operation and arrested the suspect at Tampines Avenue 2.

Cash in different currencies, various electronic gadgets, an assortment of jewellery and handbags were recovered from the suspect's possession and seized as exhibits. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in at least 10 similar cases of housebreaking committed in the Ulu Pandan Road area.

The suspect will be charged in Court on Sept 24, 2013 for the offence of housebreaking and theft by day under Section 454 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment. A court order will be sought to remand the suspect for further investigations to determine his involvement in other housebreaking offences.

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