The Police have arrested a 48-year-old man believed to be involved in a series of theft from vehicles in Geylang.

Between 6 February 2017 and 14 February 2017, the Police received several reports of cash cards and handphones being stolen from unsecured vehicles in Geylang. Officers from Bedok Division conducted extensive ground enquiries and arrested the suspect on 15 February 2015 along Lorong 15 Geylang.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 16 February 2017 with the offence of Theft from Vehicle under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, the suspect may be punished with imprisonment for a 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