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Female serial housebreaker arrested

Published on May 7, 2013 9:17 PM
 
A 39-year old woman has been arrested in connection with several break-ins at Bukit Merah Central. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

A 39-year old woman has been arrested in connection with several break-ins at Bukit Merah Central.

The police received a few reports of shops around Bukit Merah Central being broken into on Sunday and Monday. In one of the reports, a 30-year old man said his hair salon had been burgled and that cash amounting to $650 was missing.

Officers conducted on-scene investigations, carried out extensive ground enquiries, and retrieved CCTV footage from the crime scenes. From these, the suspect's identity was established.

Less than two days after the first report was lodged, the suspect was arrested around Jalan Bukit Merah on Monday afternoon. She was found to be carrying the tools she used for the break-ins, and these were seized.

 
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