Man arrested in Pasir Panjang for suspected theft and trespassing

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 37-year-old man who is believed to have trespassed and attempted to steal from a vehicle in Pasir Panjang.

Police were alerted this morning at 1.45am by a member of the public who saw a man climbing over the gate into the compound of a private residential unit along Chwee Chian View.

Police said when their officers arrived at the scene, they spotted the suspect a distance away and managed to detain him.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had trespassed into two private residential units at the estate and is believed to have attempted to steal valuables from an unlocked vehicle parked in one of the units.

From the suspect's unit, police recovered several shopping mall vouchers, which the suspect could not account for and they were seized as case exhibits.

He will be charged in court tomorrow for criminal trespass and attempted theft.

If found guilty, he faces imprisonment of up to three months, or a fine of up to $1,500, or with both.

For attempted theft, if found guilty, the suspect imprisonment of up to three years and a fine.