Man arrested for theft of over $12,000 worth of items at Clementi

A 39-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of theft at Clementi West Street 2.

The police said in a statement they were alerted to the theft on May 1 at about 8.10am.

"A laptop, an assortment of handphones and handphone accessories amounting to S$12,198 were reported stolen," the statement said.

Officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day.

All items reported stolen were recovered.

The offence of theft carries a jail term of up to three years, a fine, or both.

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 close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

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

  • 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 in good working condition.