Man allegedly broke into Jalan Membina unit and stole 4 luxury watches worth almost $30k

A 46-year-old man who allegedly stole four luxury watches after breaking into a unit along Jalan Membina has been arrested.

The police said they received a report about the break-in on July 15, at around 7.30pm.

"Four luxury watches, with a total value of $29,182, were reported stolen," said the police in a statement on Friday (July 24).

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 on July 23.

Three watches, a set of keys, and cash of $2,500 were seized as case exhibits.

The man was charged in court on July 25 with housebreaking and theft, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

In their statement, the police also 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 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;

  • Secure all valuable property under lock and key.