Man suspected of serial housebreaking arrested in Singapore

Gabriel Choo
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A 21-year-old man was arrested in Singapore on Tuesday (25 April) for his suspected involvement in at least four cases of housebreaking and theft by night.

Break-ins at shophouses along Changi Road, MacPherson Road and Simon Road were reported between 3 April and 19 April, said the police in a media release. More than $500 cash, a mobile phone and an iPad were reported stolen from the break-ins.

Police established the identity of the suspect through extensive ground enquiries and the suspect was subsequently arrested in a flat in Hougang.

The suspect will be charged in court on Thursday. If found guilty of housebreaking and theft by night, he faces a prison term of between two to 14 years, and is also liable to be fined.

Police have advised all property owners to install closed-circuit surveillance cameras in their premises and to ensure that all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings are well-secured with good quality grilles.

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