On 11 July 2019 at about 6.35am, the Police received a report that cash amounting to S$1000/- were missing from a residential unit along Tampines Street 24.
Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the teenager and arrested him on the same day. Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenager is believed to be involved in another similar case. Investigations are ongoing.
Anyone convicted for theft in dwelling under Section 380 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 is liable for a jail term of up to 7 years, or with a fine, or with both.
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 premises unattended, even for a short while;
- Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in unattended 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