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A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to break into a shop along Serangoon Road on Tuesday (Oct 5).
The glass display case of the shop had been found to be shattered and police were alerted to the case at around 8.50am.
No items were reported missing.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him within six hours of the report being made.
Items such as a pair of gloves and a hammer were seized as case exhibits.
The man will be charged in court on Thursday with attempted housebreaking, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.
The police advised 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-shackle padlocks when leaving your premises unattended;
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;
Refrain from keeping large sums of cash at commercial premises; and
Secure all valuable property under lock and key.