Suspected serial burglar arrested, believed to have targeted HDB flats under renovation

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a series of housebreakings.
A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a series of housebreakings.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A man was arrested on Tuesday (Sept 27) on suspicion of serial housebreaking, the police said.

The 47-year-old suspect allegedly targeted Housing Board flats where renovation works were taking place.

Police were notified on Monday of a break-in at a HDB flat in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 7, when a worker at the site found a demolition hammer drill missing from his toolkit. Similar tools have gone missing from other HDB flats under renovation.

The suspect will be charged on Wednesday and faces a maximum of 10 years in jail for housebreaking and theft.