Two teenagers have been arrested for reportedly breaking into a house along Dunbar Walk on Friday (Aug 4). The Singapore Police Force said that the 44-year-old victim filed a report that day at 3:50pm after she discovered the sliding door in her house was unsecured. Her vehicle, which was parked within the compound of her house off East Coast Road, was also ransacked.
Using CCTV footage, the police identified the suspects and arrested them the next day along Jurong West Street 31 around 10:30pm.
If convicted, the 18- year-old and 19-year-old could face a sentence of two to 14 years in jail, and a fine.
The police are reminding the public to avoid becoming a victim of theft by using good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks on all doors and windows, as well as installing CCTV cameras and alarms at access points to the home. Vehicles should always be locked, and large amounts of cash or valuable should not be kept at home.