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13-year-old arrested for allegedly stealing cash amounting to S$1000 from residential unit in Tampines

A 13-year-old teenager was arrested for allegedly stealing cash amounting to S$1000, which was missing from a residential unit along Tampines Street 24.

The police said in a press release on Friday (12 July) that a report on the missing money was filed on 11 July 2019 at about 6.35 am.

Follow-up investigation was conducted and officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the teenager with the aid of images from police cameras and arrested him on the same day.

The police said that preliminary investigations revealed that the teenager is believed to be involved in another similar case.

Investigations are ongoing, the police said.

Anyone convicted for theft in dwelling under Section 380 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 is liable for a jail term of up to 7 years, or with a fine, or with both.

The Police advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grills and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended, even for a short while.
  • Refrain from keeping large sums of cash in unattended premises.
  • Install a burglar alarm and CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.