The Police have arrested a 43-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night.

On 26 August 2019 at 8.40am, the Police were alerted to a case of housebreaking which occurred in a restaurant located in Vivocity. A safe containing cash amounting to around S$16,900 was purportedly stolen.

Through ground enquiries, and with the aid of images from CCTV, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day. Cash amounting to about S$14,000 was recovered.

The man will be charged in court on 28 August 2019 with housebreaking and theft by night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries an imprisonment term of not less than 2 years and not more than 14 years, and shall also be liable to a fine.

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

Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks before leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in commercial premises; 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 are in good working condition.

Source: Singapore Police Force