The Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night.

On 29 September 2018 at about 11.25am, the Police received a report that a residential unit along Yuan Ching Road had been broken into and valuables such as laptops and handphones were missing.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV footages, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him along Choa Chu Kang Ave 7 on 1 October 2018. Laptops and handphones were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on 3 October 2018. Anyone convicted for housebreaking and theft by night faces an imprisonment term of not less than 2 years and not more than 14 years.

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

Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks before retiring to bed or when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables at home; 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