39-year-old man arrested for stealing from stores in Orchard Road

Tanglin Police Division seized earphones, speakers and gift cards from the suspect.
Tanglin Police Division seized earphones, speakers and gift cards from the suspect.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - A 39-year-old man has been arrested for a series of thefts from departmental stores in Orchard Road.

Some retailers along the shopping belt made police reports in July and August saying merchandise had been stolen from their stores, the police said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 10).

They did not specify which stores were stolen from.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division identified the suspect and arrested him along Yishun Street 11 on Monday. They seized earphones, speakers and gift cards from him as case exhibits.

He will be charged with the offence of theft-in-dwelling. If found guilty, he can be jailed up to seven years and jailed.

The police advised shop owners to adopt the following precautionary measures:

- Install closed-circuit television cameras and an anti-theft alarm system;

- Safeguard display items in locked display cabinets should there be no security tagging;

- Display advisory signs or warnings against shop theft at prominent locations; and

- Observe and look out for suspicious characters in the shop.