Wooden door goes missing during renovation at Telok Blangah flat -- despite gates being locked

A 31-year-old flat owner was shocked after discovering that half of a wooden door has been stolen from his new home which was still undergoing renovations. 

The incident happened at a unit in Block 91A Telok Blangah Heights, and one half of a wooden split door, measuring approximately two metres in height was taken. 

As the block contains Build-To-Order (BTO) flats, many of the units are still undergoing renovations, and the homeowners have yet to move in. 

Homeowner Lin Yanling told Shin Min Daily News that she was informed by her contractor that half of a wooden door had been stolen, leaving them bewildered.

She said:

“My unit is still under renovations.

“To facilitate the placing of the tiles, the contractor removed our wooden door, and placed it in the kitchen.”

Ms Lin revealed that although the main door had been removed, the metal gates remain, and was locked using metal chains and locks. 

She added:

“We specifically replaced the number lock out of security concerns. 

“Recently, we requested that the contractor to fix the wooden door back, when we discovered that half of it was missing. 

“Our wooden door is a split door consisting of two parts.

“One side is wider than the other.

“The one which was taken was the one that is more narrow.”

Ms Lin also revealed that the lock did not look like it had been tampered with and there had been no signs of a break-in.

As the door is around 30cm thick and is considerably heavy, the contractor was unsure how the door was stolen. 

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