The Police have arrested a 42-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two separate theft from vehicle cases.

On 8 August 2017, the Police received two reports from car owners informing that their vehicles had been broken into. Cash, parking coupons, personal identification documents and other items were reportedly missing from both vehicles.

Through extensive follow up investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him in Toa Payoh on 10 August 2017.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 12 August 2017 with the offence of Theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, he faces an imprisonment term which may extend to 3 years or with fine, or with both.

To prevent theft from vehicles, the Police would like to advise vehicle owners to adopt the following precautionary measures:

Install an anti-theft alarm system;

Do not leave cash and valuables such as cashcards, laptops, handphones, briefcase or wallets in your vehicle;

Lock all vehicle doors and wind up all windows when vehicle is parked, even if it is for a short while;

Park your vehicle in well-lit areas; and

Look around the vicinity for suspicious characters before leaving. If you see any suspicious characters, take note of their appearance, attire, height, or any other distinctive physical features and inform the Police for assistance. Do not confront them.

Source: Singapore Police Force