Man nabbed for allegedly breaking into Yishun flat and stealing $50 in coins

A 52-year-old man was arrested on Monday (Mar 21) after allegedly breaking into a home in Yishun and stealing around $50 worth of coins.

The police said they were alerted to a case of housebreaking at a residential flat along Yishun Avenue 3 on February 28, at about 4.10 pm.

They added: "Coins amounting to about $50 were purportedly stolen."

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

The man will be charged in court on Wednesday with housebreaking and theft, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

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

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;

  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that the systems are tested periodically and in good working condition; and

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in your premises.