Man, 29, arrested for allegedly breaking into an office in Bukit Batok and taking $2,000

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on Aug 3, 2016, for allegedly breaking into an office in Bukit Batok.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on Aug 3, 2016, for allegedly breaking into an office in Bukit Batok. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into an office in Bukit Batok.

In a release on Thursday (Aug 4), the police said that it received a report of a break-in at an office in Bukit Batok Industrial Park A on July 21.

Some $2,000 in cash and cheques were reported stolen.

Officers from Jurong Division managed to identify the suspect and arrested him at Yishun Street 22 on Wednesday (Aug 3).

If convicted of housebreaking and theft by night, he could be jailed up to 14 years.

In the release, the police advised property owners to take the following measures against break-ins:

- Secure all doors, windows and openings with good-quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks.

- Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in commercial premises.

- Install burglar alarms and CCTV cameras to cover access points and make sure they are in working condition.