Five teens nabbed for theft and housebreaking

Five teens nabbed for theft and housebreaking

SINGAPORE - Five teenagers aged 14 to 19 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in two separate cases of housebreaking and theft.

The first case happened at about 11am on March 8, when a shop owner at a Jurong West shopping centre discovered that her unit had been broken into. About $200 was stolen from the cash register.

With the help of CCTV footage from the shop, an 18-year-old was identified. He and his female accomplice, 14, were arrested near Jurong West Central 1 on March 10 at 1.25pm.

Three other teens were arrested after preliminary investigations showed they had broken into a school in Bukit Batok.

They are believed to be involved in at least four such cases. Items related to the offence and money believed to be stolen were recovered from them.

If found guilty of housebreaking and theft, the suspects may be jailed up to 14 years and fined.

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