Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Drama Christmas Eve 2010

I heard a piece of good news from the Chinese radio station today:

SPF Media Releases
28 Dec 2010
Yishun Housebreaker Nabbed
Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who is believed to be involved in a series of break-ins in the Yishun housing estate.

Since 22 December 2010 , a spate of break-ins was reported in the Yishun housing estate where flats along the common corridor were targeted. The suspect was believed to have reached in through unsecured windows or used a bamboo pole to “fish” out cash and valuables such as wallets and mobile phones.

Following the reports, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive enquiries and follow-up investigations to establish the identity of the suspect. The breakthrough came on 28 December 2010 at about 2.45 am, when a public tip-off led officers to arrest the suspect after he was sighted behaving suspiciously outside a unit in Yishun Central.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 29 December 2010 for the offence of Housebreaking and Theft by Night under Section 457 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 14 years.

Acting Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Superintendent of Police Manimaran Pushpanatan, commended his officers for their swift response and good investigative work.  He also advised residents to secure their units, common corridor windows and valuable items before leaving the house or going to bed.

28 December 2010 @ 7pm 

Well done!! The police did a great job!!

Yes, I was one of his Christmas Eve victims. It was a blessing that he only got away with my iPhone earpiece, 1 inexpensive pen and a EZ-Link card with about $10. He got all these items by fishing out my Burberry handbag with 2 poles. My sister found my discarded bag by the staircase and brought it home.

I'm thankful that the loss was minimal and it's a small price to pay for ensuring that I won't take safety for granted even here in Sunny & Safe island of Singapore. He was caught while loitering around 2.45am in the middle of the night!

And for consolation, I got my iPhone replaced with a brand new one the next day when the silver volume button dropped off. Even Singtel gave me a present this Christmas! ;)

1 comment:

Mei said...

The housebreaker got 3 strokes of cane and a few years of jail.

SPF is really fast in acting (Yipee!) and the thief is so foolish for stealing.