Woman arrested for allegedly breaking into Yio Chu Kang home, stealing watch, camera and $50 cash

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested for housebreaking and theft.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to an incident where a unit along Mimosa Terrace in Yio Chu Kang was allegedly broken into on Wednesday (Apr 26) at about 12pm.

A watch, an SLR camera and $50 in cash were purportedly stolen.

Officers established the identity of the woman and arrested her on the same day.

The watch, SLR camera and coins were seized as case exhibits.

The woman will be charged in court on Friday (Apr 28).

The offence of housebreaking and theft carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The police advise members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

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

  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash and valuables in your premises; and

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