Police advise property owners to take crime prevention measures such as ensuring openings are well-secured with good-quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks. People should also avoid keeping large sums of cash and valuables on their premises.

Owners should install a burglar alarm, motion sensor lights or CCTVs that cover access points on their premises, and ensure they are tested periodically.

At yesterday's press conference, Commander of Clementi Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Gerald Lim said the speediness in solving the case was due to the investigative skills of his officers and information from the public.

Public tip-offs had helped police establish the identity of the two suspects.