The Police have arrested a 51-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by day.

On 24 May 2019, the Police received a report that a residential unit along Segar Road was broken into. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from the Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him along Petir Road on 10 June 2019.

The man will be charged in court on 12 June 2019 with housebreaking and theft by day, which is punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years.

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

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

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in any premises; and

Install a burglar, alarm motion sensor light and/or close circuit surveillance camera, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.

Source: Singapore Police Force