The Police have arrested a 14-year-old male teenager for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by day.

On 30 March 2019, the Police received a report that a residential unit along Bukit Batok Street 32 had been broken into and a tablet computer was stolen. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the teenager and arrested him on 10 April 2019. The tablet computer was also recovered.

The teenager will be charged in court on 11 April 2019 with housebreaking and theft by day under Section 454 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years.

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

Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended;

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in any premises; and

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

Source: Singapore Police Force