Police arrest six suspected housebreakers after break-ins in Serangoon and Hougang

Six teenagers were arrested for a series of break-ins along Serangoon North Avenue 4 and Hougang Street 91.
Six teenagers were arrested for a series of break-ins along Serangoon North Avenue 4 and Hougang Street 91. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Six teenagers aged between 16 and 18, suspected of breaking into a number of houses, were arrested on Wednesday (Sept 28).

House break-ins along Serangoon North Avenue 4 and Hougang Street 91 were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday, police said.

Wallets, mobile phones and tablets were reported to be stolen.

Five suspects were arrested along Lorong 18 Geylang, and one at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 on Wednesday.

The suspects include five men and one woman.

Two will be charged with house-breaking and theft by night. They can be jailed two to 14 years and fined, if convicted.

Investigations against the remaining four suspects are ongoing.

The police suggested the following crime prevention measures:

Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well secured with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks

Secure all doors and window grills before retiring to bed or when leaving your shop/home unattended, even for a short while;

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; and

Keep large sums of cash in banks