3 teens arrested for trying to break into clothing store, jewellery shop and goldsmith shop

The police had received a report saying that the roller shutters of a jewellery shop in Serangoon Road had been found damaged, with some burn marks.
The police had received a report saying that the roller shutters of a jewellery shop in Serangoon Road had been found damaged, with some burn marks.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER
A few oxygen-ethylene tanks, with a blowtorch, gloves, a cap, a mask and some house-breaking tools were found near the jewellery shop.
A few oxygen-ethylene tanks, with a blowtorch, gloves, a cap, a mask and some house-breaking tools were found near the jewellery shop.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Three teenagers have been arrested for their suspected involvement in three cases of attempted housebreaking and theft by night in Serangoon Road, the police said on Monday (March 12).

The three men, aged between 17 and 19, were identified by officers from the Central Police Division with the aid of police cameras and through extensive investigations.

They were arrested in Jelapang Road, Boon Lay and Circuit Road in an operation conducted between 6pm on Sunday (March 11) and 2am on Monday.

The police had received a report at 5.18am on Sunday, saying that the roller shutters of a jewellery shop in Serangoon Road had been found damaged, with some burn marks.

A few oxygen-ethylene tanks, with a blowtorch, gloves, a cap, a mask and some house-breaking tools were also found in the area.

On the same day, two other similar reports were made over burn marks that were discovered on the doors of a goldsmith shop and a clothing store.

The trio will be charged in court with the offence of attempted housebreaking and theft by night with common intention.

If found guilty, they can be jailed for between two and 14 years.