Suspects linked to series of housebreaking cases nabbed in Geylang and Bukit Timah
Residents in Bukit Timah can breathe easier, after police on Friday arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for a spate of break-ins at private residential estates island-wide.
The Straits Times understands that the two Chinese nationals - aged 31 and 32 - may also be linked to the three cases reported in the Bukit Timah area, between July 25 and Oct 8.
The two men are said to have stolen cash, jewellery and other valuables from homes including Faber Drive in Clementi, Kew Crescent in Bedok, and the Binchang area in Bishan over the past two weeks. The spokesman added that the suspects gained entry into the homes by scaling over units' boundary walls, climbing in through unlocked kitchen or toilet windows, or by forcing open sliding doors.
They were nabbed separately during a sting operation at about 3.30am on Friday in Geylang and Bukit Timah. Four mobile phones, five iPads, seven laptops, three cameras, two watches, cash amounting to over $4,500, and an assortment of foreign currencies and tools were seized from their possession.