2 men arrested for allegedly breaking into South Bridge Road restaurant and stealing $1,400

Two men, aged 60 and 79, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

The police said in a statement that they received a report on Feb 27 at 5.30pm that a restaurant along South Bridge Road was broken into.

Cash amounting to $1,400 was purportedly stolen from the premises.

Officers established the identities of the two men and arrested them on Mar 1.

Housebreaking tools and cash amounting to $1,300 believed to be stolen were seized as case exhibits.

Both men will be charged in court on Mar 3 with housebreaking and theft.

The offence carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The police advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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

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

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in your premises.