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Serial burglar targeting condo units in Bedok area arrested

Police have arrested a 43-year-old man who is believed to be involved in a series of break-ins at condominiums located along Bedok Reservoir Road.

Since March this year, multiple break-ins were reported at condominiums located along Bedok Reservoir Road.

In some cases, the suspect was believed to have gained access to the units by forcing open the sliding door and tampering with the kitchen windows, the police said in a press release.

In other cases, the suspect was believed to have taken advantage of unlocked doors and metal grill gates to gain entry.

Valuables such as cash, electronic gadgets, jewellery and branded handbags were stolen.

Following reports, officers from Bedok Police Division conducted extensive enquires and intensified patrols in the area.

Other items seized from him include electronic gadgets, branded bags and accessories.

Other items seized from him include electronic gadgets, branded bags and accessories. 

Their efforts paid off when they managed to establish the identity of the suspect and arrested him at vicinity of Bedok North Road on Wednesday (Oct 29).

The suspect was found in possession of a ski mask, a face mask, two screwdrivers, torchlight, a pair of gloves and caps.

Other items seized from him include electronic gadgets, branded bags and accessories. 

The suspect will be charged in court on Friday (Oct 31) for Housebreaking and Theft by Night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

The offence carries a jail term of between two to 14 years.

The police also seized electronic goods from the suspect


Police reminder to public
a) Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well secured with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks;
b) Secure all doors and windows before retiring to bed or when leaving your house unattended, even for a short while;
c) Install a burglar alarm, sensor light and/or close circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition;
d) Keep large sums of cash in banks and expensive jewellery in a safe deposit box; and
e) If you are going on a vacation, you should also:
i. entrust family members or neighbours to conduct regular visits to your home while you are away;
ii. make arrangements to suspend your newspaper subscriptions as uncollected newspapers are tell-tale signs that a house is not occupied; and
iii. inform your Neighbourhood Police Centre of your absence.

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