Man who allegedly broke into Jalan Senang place and stole around $43k arrested

A 59-year-old man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a home along Jalan Senang and stealing around $43,300 in cash.

The police said they were alerted to the incident on Saturday (Mar 14), at 7.27am.

Cash amounting to S$36,000, RM10,000 (around $3,300) and TWD85,000 (around $4,000) were reported stolen.

Through investigations and with the aid of CCTV and police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him on the same day.

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

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.