Two serial housebreakers nabbed in separate cases

SINGAPORE - Two men aged 23 and 54 have been arrested for housebreaking in two separate cases.

They are believed to have committed several cases of housebreaking in the housing estates at Depot Road, Toh Yi Drive and Boon Lay Place.

In the first case, a male victim had reported that his mobile phone, wallet and some personal documents had been stolen from his HDB unit located in the vicinity of Toh Yi Drive on July 15. The culprit was believed to have extended his hand through the unsecured window to 'fish' out the valuables.

The first culprit is also believed to be involved in another case of break-in in the vicinity of Boon Lay Place housing estate within the same month.

In the second case, a female victim reported that about $200 worth of cash had been stolen from her unit located within a commercial building along Depot Road on Aug 10. The culprit was believed to have gained access into the premises via the rear window.

Both the suspects will be charged on Aug 21 and they face up to 14 years in jail if convicted.