Man arrested for allegedly breaking into Joo Chiat property and stealing $1,890 cash

A 57-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a property in Joo Chiat and stealing cash and other items.

The police said they were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a unit along Carpmael Road on Sunday (Aug 8) at 1.45am.

Officers from Bedok Police Division detained the man along Onan Road within minutes of the reported crime.

Cash amounting to $1890 and other properties were recovered from his possession.

Preliminary investigations revealed the man is believed to be involved in another similar case of housebreaking and theft in the vicinity.

The man will be charged in court with housebreaking and theft.

The offence carries a jail term of up to 10 years, and a fine.

The police advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and closed-shackle 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 light(s) and/or close circuit surveillance camera(s) to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.