Two arrested for suspected housebreaking and theft; devices worth $152,000 stolen
SINGAPORE - Two men who allegedly broke into and stole from a medical institution in Outram Road have been arrested.
The police said on Wednesday that they were alerted to the incident on Monday at 2pm.
A total of 140 sets of electronic devices amounting to $152,000 were allegedly stolen from the premises.
The two suspects, aged 30 and 37, were arrested on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Ground enquiries, images from closed-circuit television and police cameras helped officers from the Central Police Division to identify the two men.
Upon their arrest, 40 laptops and $16,000 were recovered from the duo.
The 30-year-old was charged in court on Wednesday, and the 37-year-old is due to be charged on Thursday with housebreaking and theft.
If found guilty, both could be jailed up to 10 years and fined.
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