SINGAPORE: A 57-year-old man was arrested on Thursday (May 14) after more than US$205,000 (S$292,500) was reported stolen from a property in Jurong.
The police said in a news release that they were alerted to a case of housebreaking along Buroh Street at about 9.15am on Thursday.
About US$205,000 and S$6,000 in cash was reported stolen.
The suspect was arrested within four hours following ground enquiries and the aid of closed-circuit television footage, the police said.
A total of US$157,630 and S$489 was recovered. A damaged safe door was also seized as a case exhibit, said the police.
The man will be charged in court on Saturday with housebreaking. If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years’ jail and a fine.
“Such serious property offences cannot be condoned and offenders shall be dealt with severely in accordance with the law,” said Commander of Jurong Police Division, AC Devrajan Bala.
Published at Fri, 15 May 2020 16:00:38 +0000