Bukit Panjang phone shop allegedly broken into twice in 3 days by same guy

He stole some S$15,500 worth of phones.

By Joshua Lee | June 17, 2017

A mobile phone shop in Bukit Panjang was broken into twice in three days.

It turns out, both break-ins were allegedly committed by the same person.

According to the police, a 37-year-old man has been arrested on June 12 for allegedly breaking into Mobile 8 and stealing phones worth about S$15,500, including iPhones, Samsung and Huawei phones.

He had broken into the store at Greenridge Shopping Centre on May 19 and May 21, cutting a hole in the glass on both occasions and making away with several phones.

If convicted of the offence of housebreaking and theft by night, he can be jailed for up to 14 years and fined.

After the first incident, Mikey Tan, runs Mobile 8, put up a notice on Facebook requesting people to help spot the stolen phones on the resale market. This can be done by identifying the unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number on the phone:

However, the second incident occurred before closed-circuit cameras could be installed.

A visit to the shop on June 17 found that two cameras have been installed outside the premises.

 

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