Man allegedly broke into 3 Chinatown restaurants: Cash of $4,300 and laptop stolen

A 51-year-old man who allegedly broke into three restaurants in Chinatown was charged in court on Saturday (Oct 30) with housebreaking and theft.

The police said they received three reports that three restaurants in the vicinity of Chinatown were allegedly broken into on October 27, between 10am and 11am.

Cash of around $4,300 and a laptop were reported stolen from the three restaurants.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs, officers from Central Police Division established the suspect's identity.

The man was arrested along Tanjong Pagar on October 28, at about 10pm.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine.

All property owners are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled 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; and

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash at commercial premises.