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Police arrest 23-year-old man for serial housebreaking near North Bridge Road

Published on Jan 15, 2014 6:36 PM

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicions of serial housebreaking near North Bridge Road, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Police received a call on Tuesday at 1.08am from occupants of a Beach Road unit, who said that an unknown man was found in their house. But he escaped when they confronted him. The police launched a search immediately, but did not manage to track down the suspect.

Later that morning, at 7.51am, the police received another call informing them of a burglary, this time along North Bridge Road. The suspect had fled with items such as a laptop, mobile phone, a pair of spectacles and a DVD player. He was eventually arrested near New Bridge Road, and the stolen laptop and mobile phone were recovered.

In the statement, the police advised home owners to:

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