Updated: 01/04/2013 22:22

Teenager nabbed for series of break-ins in the Thomson, Sembawang areas



Teenager nabbed for series of break-ins in the Thomson, Sembawang areas

Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy for committing break-ins at houses located at Thomson Hills Drive and Sembawang Hills Drive. 

They said several cases of break-ins were reported along Thomson Hills Drive from 25 December 2012 to 1 January 2013. 

The suspect had stolen cash amounting to over $800 on three separate occasions by climbing through unsecured windows. 

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive inquiries and they managed to establish the suspect's identity. 

On 3 January at about 1.30pm, the suspect was arrested in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. 

Follow up investigations indicate that he was also responsible for a similar break-in committed on 2 January 2013 at a unit located along Sembawang Hills Drive where cash and a watch were stolen. 

Police have since recovered the stolen watch. 

The suspect will be charged in Court tomorrow for Housebreaking and Theft by Night. 

The penalty is a maximum 14 year jail term. 

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