Underwear thief arrested after getting caught by Yuan Ching Road resident

A 31-year-old man was arrested for housebreaking at Block 138C, Yuan Ching Road, at around 4.42am on March 15, after allegedly trying to steal underwear.

Facebook user Wong Keng Yang had posted about the incident, which occurred at Lake Vista in Taman Jurong.

He said he witnessed a man loitering around the ground level balcony of Block 138C, who then climbed up to balcony on the second floor.

Mr Wong approached the man, who "quickly jumped down trying to escape with a bicycle".

However, Mr Wong foiled the man's attempt to flee, took him to the victim's unit and called the police.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to a case of housebreaking by night at Block 138C, Yuan Ching Road.

A 31-year-old man was arrested in relation to the case.

Police investigations are ongoing.