The Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of property-related offences.

On 1 April 2019 at about 6.15pm, the Police received a report that a coffee shop located along Tampines Street 44 had been broken into. Cash amounting to a total of $350 was reportedly stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 16 April 2019. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was involved in a series of housebreaking and theft by night at coffee shops located along Haji Lane and Bussorah Street, and theft cases along Upper Boon Keng Road and New Upper Changi Road.

The man will be charged in court on 18 April 2019 with housebreaking and theft by night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 14 years.

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

Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks before leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in commercial premises; and

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

Source: Singapore Police Force