Man, 27, nabbed for breaking into Tanjong Katong home at night, stealing laptop

SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old man was nabbed on Saturday (June 30), three days after he allegedly broke into a Tanjong Katong Road home and stole a laptop.

In a statement on Sunday, the police said that they received a report at about 4am on Wednesday that a residential unit in Tanjong Katong Road had been broken into.

A laptop was reported missing from the unit.

Officers from the Bedok Police Division were able to establish the identity of the man through ground inquiries and subsequently arrested him on Saturday.

He was caught in Pasir Ris Street 72 at about 10.50pm for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft by night.

If found guilty, he faces a jail term of up to 14 years and a fine.

The police advised the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures at home and at other premises:

- 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 going 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, as well as ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition;

-Keep large sums of cash in the banks, with minimal sum of money left behind in commercial premises at night.