Couple arrested for breaking into Tuas coffee shop and stealing $2,200

A 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were arrested at Tuas Checkpoint on Aug 8, 2016.
A 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were arrested at Tuas Checkpoint on Aug 8, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A couple who allegedly broke into a coffee shop at Gul Lane in Tuas have been arrested, police said on Tuesday (Aug 9).

The break-in occurred last Friday (Aug 5) and about $2,200 in cash was reported stolen.

Officers from Jurong Division established the identity of both suspects, a 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman.

The man is believed to be a former employee of the coffee shop.

Both were arrested at Tuas Checkpoint on Monday, police added. Investigations are still ongoing against the woman.

If convicted of housebreaking and theft by night, the man could be jailed for a maximum of 14 years.

Property owners have been reminded by the police to adopt the following crime prevention measures to guard against break-ins:

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while;
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in commercial premises and consider depositing with banks instead;
  • Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or close circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.