Man who broke into Bukit Panjang phone shop twice arrested

The 37-year-old man stole $15,500 worth of mobile phones after breaking into the phone store twice, on May 19 and May 21.
The 37-year-old man stole $15,500 worth of mobile phones after breaking into the phone store twice, on May 19 and May 21.PHOTOS: MIKEY TAN

SINGAPORE - A 37-year-old man has been arrested for breaking into a Bukit Panjang mobile phone store twice in three days and stealing phones worth about $15,500, the police said on Tuesday (June 13).

He had broken into the Mobile 8 store at Greenridge Shopping Centre on May 19 and 21, cutting a hole in the glass each time and making away with several phones.

Mr Mikey Tan, the 30-year-old area manager for the company's Bukit Panjang outlets, told The Straits Times previously that 10 phones were stolen the first time and six on the second occasion.

Offices from Jurong Police Division identified the suspect after extensive ground enquiries and arrested the man along Bukit Panjang Road on Monday (June 12).

If convicted of the offence of housebreaking and theft by night, he can be jailed for up to 14 years and fined.