Watches and phones missing after man allegedly breaks into unit along Jervois Road

A 23-year-old man was arrested on Thursday (Aug 30) for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night along Jervois Road. 

On Aug 29 at about 4pm, the police received a report that a residential unit along Jervois Road was broken into and valuables such as watches and phones were missing.

Through ground enquiries and with the help of CCTV footages, the man was subsequently identified and arrested along Tanjong Pagar Road by officers from the Clementi Police Division.

The man will be charged in court on Sept 1. 

Anyone convicted for housebreaking and theft by night faces an imprisonment term of at least two years and not exceeding 14 years.

In a statement, the police would like to advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures against housebreaking:

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