The Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of theft from vehicles.
Between 28 November 2018 and 17 January 2019, the Police received four reports from victims informing that their cashcards and valuables were allegedly stolen from their vehicles that were parked at the carparks of various shopping malls.
Through investigation, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 21 January 2019 along Fernvale Road. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in other similar cases of theft from vehicles.
The man will be charged in court on 23 January 2019 with theft from vehicle 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 both.
Members of the public are advised to safeguard their belongings and be vigilant of their surroundings when they park their vehicles. They are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
Park in well-lit areas;
Install an in-car camera system and ensure it is maintained well;
Install an anti-theft alarm system;
Do not expose their belongings in the vehicle; and
Lock all vehicle doors and wind up all windows when leaving the vehicle, even if it is for a short while.
Source: Singapore Police Force