Man arrested after allegedly breaking into Toa Payoh store to steal $4k worth of electronics

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday (Nov 14) after allegedly breaking into a store in Toa Payoh and stealing more than $4,000 worth of electronics.

The police said they were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a commercial unit located at 460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh on October 27, at around 6.50pm.

They added: "Electronic items with a total value of more than $4,000 were reported stolen."

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him.

The man will be charged in court on Tuesday with housebreaking and theft, which carries a jail term of up to ten years and a fine.

Members of the public are advied to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and padlocks when 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.