Housebreaker arrested within four hours

SINGAPORE - Police arrested a 56-year-old man believed to be involved in a case of housebreaking and theft along Jalan Kemaman on Sunday, Mar 2.

Office equipment and cash were reported stolen on the same day at about 4pm. The suspect was arrested in the vicinity of Balestier Road at 5.45pm.

Equipment believed to be stolen were recovered from the man.

The suspect will be charged in court on Mar 4, for housebreaking and theft, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years.

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

a.Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well secured with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks;

b.Secure all doors and window grills before retiring to bed or when leaving your home unattended, even for a short while;

c.Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or close circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition;

d.Keep large sums of cash in banks and expensive jewellery in a safe deposit box; and

e.If going away for a prolonged period, suspend the newspaper subscription and arrange for someone to clear mails and check on your home regularly.