The Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night along Rangoon Road.

On 27 August 2018 at about 11.45am, the Police received a report that a hair salon located along Rangoon Road had been broken into and cash amounting to S$550 was discovered to be stolen from the cash register.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV footages, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him along North Bridge Road on the same day at about 10.00pm. Cash of S$225 was recovered from the man.

The man will be charged in court on 29 August 2018 with housebreaking and theft by night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which is punishable with imprisonment for a term not less than 2 years and not more than 14 years.

The Police would like to advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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

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

Keep large sums of cash in the banks, with minimal sum of money left behind in commercial premises at night.

Source: Singapore Police Force