Man arrested after allegedly breaking into Toa Payoh clinic to steal 4 bottes of cough syrup

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (May 15) after he allegedly broke into a clinic along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and stole cough syrup.

The police said they were alerted to the housebreaking case on May 14, at around 5.20pm.

Four bottles of cough syrup amounting to $232.80 were reported stolen.

Through investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him.

The man was charged in court on May 17 with housebreaking and theft, which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

In their statement, the police also advised members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in your premises; and

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