Man arrested for allegedly breaking into Yuan Ching Road, taking laptops and handphones

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Oct 1 for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft along Yuan Ching Road.

The police were alerted of the incident on Sep 29 at about 11.25am that a residential unit had been broken into and valuables such as laptops and handphones were missing.

The man is believed to have stolen the items.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV footage, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him along Choa Chu Kang Ave 7.

Laptops and handphones were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court today (Oct 3).

Anyone convicted for housebreaking and theft by night faces an imprisonment term of not less than two years and not more than 14 years.

The police advise all members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks before retiring to bed or when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables at home
  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights and/or closed circuit surveillance cameras, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition
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