The Police have arrested a 48-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

On 19 January 2019 at about 8.25pm, the Police received a report that a residential unit located at Blk 55 Lengkok Bahru had been broken into. Cash and a mobile phone were reported stolen.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV cameras, officers from Clementi Police Division managed to establish the identity of the man. The man was subsequently arrested on 22 January 2019.

The man will be charged in the court on 23 January 2019 with housebreaking and theft by day under Section 454 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which is punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years.

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

Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks 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 in good working condition.

Source: Singapore Police Force