16-year-old arrested for series of break-ins

Police on Thursday, arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a series of break-ins at houses located at Thomson Hills Drive and Sembawang Hills Drive.

The cases were committed between Christmas and Jan 1 this year.

The suspect is believed to have stolen cash amounting to more than $800 on three separate occasions by climbing through unlocked windows of the homes.

He was nabbed after officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive inquiries in the area.

Their efforts paid off when they managed to establish the suspect's identity and on Jan 3 arrested him in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4.

Follow up investigations indicate that he was also responsible for a similar break-in committed on Jan 2 at a unit located along Sembawang Hills Drive where cash and a watch were stolen.

Police have since recovered the stolen watch.

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