Man suspected of breaking into Toa Payoh foot reflexology centre to steal $1,470 arrested in 4 hours

A 26-year-old suspect was arrested for breaking into a foot reflexology centre at Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and stealing $1,470.

Police said they were alerted to a case of housebreaking on Friday (March 10) at about 12.50pm.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTV, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within four hours of the report.

The man is believed to be involved in another similar case of housebreaking and theft in the vicinity of Toa Payoh Central.

The man was to be charged in court on Saturday (March 11) with housebreaking and theft, which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

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

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while.
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in your premises.
  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights and/or CCTV, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and are in good working condition.