The Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night.

On 19 September 2018 at about 4.49am, the Police received a report that a shophouse unit along Changi Road had been broken into and cash amounting to $4000 was missing from the unit.

Through ground enquiries, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him along Jalan Sultan at 4.30pm on the same day.

The man will be charged in court on 21 September 2018 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 fine.

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

Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well secured with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks;

Secure all doors and window grills before retiring to bed or when leaving your shop/home unattended, even for a short while;

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; and

Keep large sums of cash in the banks, with minimal sum of money left behind in commercial premises at night.

Source: Singapore Police Force