Man arrested for breaking into and stealing $1,000 from restaurant along Eng Hoon Street

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for breaking into and stealing over $1,000 in cash from a restaurant along Eng Hoon Street.

The police were alerted to the incident on Jan 3 at around 11.30pm.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division conducted extensive investigations and established the identity of the man.

He was subsequently arrested along Kampong Java Road on 24 January 2018.

If convicted, he could face up between two to 14 years in jail and also be fined.

Police investigations against the suspect are ongoing. 

The police also advises all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures against break-ins:

1. Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks before retiring to bed or when leaving your shop/home unattended, even for a short while;

2. Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in commercial premises.

3. Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or close circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition.