Stranger tries to break into Yishun flat thrice in one night

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A Yishun resident has shared online that a stranger tried to break into her home not once or twice, but thrice during a single night.

Sharing that the incident occurred around 5.20am yesterday, Facebook user Molly Molina recounted that she was sleeping and suddenly awoke when she heard “a loud bang and the sound of the window mesh grating against metal.”

Molly, a mother of a two-year-old son, got up to investigate and saw a man at her corridor window. When the man saw her, he ran away and Molly then realised that he had broken 2 bars of her window grilles, trying to break into her home.

Molly immediately awoke her husband and called the police. Molly and her husband caught the man trying to enter their home two more times before the police arrived.

The man ran away once he saw that the homeowners were alert but loitered around the stairwell, where police officers apprehended him soon after the third attempt.

Molly shared:

“The whole ordeal lasted about 2.5 hours. It really shook me and I was still shaking (in fear and anger) hours after that. I couldn’t imagine what would have happened had he managed to get in. Luckily, my 2 year-old boy slept peacefully throughout.
“What have I found out about the culprit? He’s a 29 year-old local Chinese, lives around blk 700+ in yishun, tall and a little on the big size, and has past criminal records. Oh and he was pissed drunk and fell asleep in the void deck halfway through the interrogation.
“I’m not sure if he’ll return. But we’re more prepared this time. I now have homemade pepper spray, and solid / sturdy household items placed around the house to cave his skull in (metal bars etc) should he come back.”

Read her harrowing ordeal in her own words here:

So today a man tried to break into our house through the corridor window. It happened at around 5.20am. I was awoken to…

Posted by Molly Molina on Thursday, 26 October 2017

“So today a man tried to break into our house through the corridor window. It happened at around 5.20am. I was awoken to a loud bang and the sound of the window mesh grating against metal. Thinking that my cat had once again tried to squeeze herself out of the window, I went out of the room have a look. Instead I saw a figure fumbling at my window.
“Somehow (keep in mind that I am shortsighted and just got woken up), I thought he was trying to help put my cat back into the house. So I actually said HI. YES, HI. Don’t ask why.
“He got stunned and ran away to the staircase. I went closer to the window and realised that holy shit, a man just broke 2 bars of the window grilles! So I ran to wake my husband up and called the cops. Right after the call, we heard footsteps approaching our door. So I went to the peephole and saw the man (fair skinned, tall and wearing dark coloured long sleeves and pants) trying to push on the common room’s window this time. So my husband opened the main door. The man got shocked and ran away again. By this time, I have armed myself with a long kitchen knife, and my husband with a hammer.
“And he actually CAME BACK for the 3rd TIME!!! This time he loitered outside our door and I quickly called the cops again to update them on the appearance of the man.
“Within minutes, 2 officers came to our door and we whispered that he’s probably at the staircase landing. True enough, the idiot got caught and even threatened to jump down. We also noticed he broke a small shoe shelf we kept outside. Possibly from climbing on it to try to get through our window.
“Half hour later, a female office came to our unit to check up on the damages and ask questions. An hour after that, an IO and a CSI came to take statements, photos and prints on our windows.
“The whole ordeal lasted about 2.5 hours. It really shook me and I was still shaking (in fear and anger) hours after that. I couldn’t imagine what would have happened had he managed to get in. Luckily, my 2 year-old boy slept peacefully throughout.
“What have I found out about the culprit? He’s a 29 year-old local Chinese, lives around blk 700+ in yishun, tall and a little on the big size, and has past criminal records. Oh and he was pissed drunk and fell asleep in the void deck halfway through the interrogation.
“I’m not sure if he’ll return. But we’re more prepared this time. I now have homemade pepper spray, and solid / sturdy household items placed around the house to cave his skull in (metal bars etc) should he come back. Don’t try us, @ssh0le.
“P.S. Our cats were fine. Poor Bobbin was hiding in fear under the couch. Brucey was just sleeping on the couch, unimpressed by everything. We might just need a guard dog.”

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31 comments

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    Jairus Lau ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    From the continuing updates, the officers know the household is safe, ie, break-in has not occured, and that the suspect is likely about the unit. Two officers arrive, in squad car. Quick scan of the premise. Would not one officer ride the lift and the other secure the ground? In the event the suspect runs down the stairs, or ride the other lift. So, we have a possible one-to-one situation. For the suspect, its decsion time – run, confront, or surrender. Sceanarios the officer is prepared and trained for. Or, like in Crime Watch, 2 unmarked cars, 6/7 officers, one suspect, caught by surprise. Or, at MRT stations, 3 Public Transport Security Command officers, in beret, questioning young suspect, on his left, right, and centre. And so on … . Could the authorities comment.

  2. Sas Karma says:

    went into wrong Yishun flat, is it? he thought that someone have moved out to her new bungalow istana home, and her HDB no one at home. BTW,.. why these crooks all want to break in already poor people’s home, and not those living in landed properties?

  3. Look at the rundown homes that most of you live in!! Lol hilarious that PAP false brag about Singapore being a developed country. I don’t see people in USA or Canada living in this kind of “homes”.

    1. It’s really funny how this Singapore guy used NYC in his reply. In his mind, because he thinks NYC has the most high rise apartments in America, therefore he thinks they look like Singapore’s ugly homes and ugly landscape. He actually thinks Singapore is comparable with NYC.

    2. NYC homes are beautiful.. if you can’t afford a plane ticket you can watch free program on YouTube. Try watching Million Dollar Listing New York.
      Singapore’s homes look like what the homeless in NYC live in, in the Bronx Housing Projects provided by the city council. Look like HDB. You can google.

    3. Talking about crime in America to compare with Singapore and claim that therefore Singapore is liveable due to safety is a joke. Singapore is smaller than a county in America. A county!!!! It’s like not even seen on the map. The dot that you see appear there is drawn just to let people know it exists but actually the space is not even the size of the dot drawn to scale. America has MILLIONS OF different neighborhoods for residents to CHOOSE have. The choices are boggling. Claiming that other countries are dangerous is the bogeyman used by your dictatorship ruling party’ and the sheep dumb enough to believe it repeat it to themselves when they sigh about their bad lives living in their third world conditions just look at the gross housing conditions inside or outdoor of your people!! And you are a malay pretending to be a Japanese. Lol.

    4. NYC homes are beautiful, froggy. Your typical homes look like what the homeless in NYC live in, in the Bronx Housing Projects provided by the city council. Look like HDB. You can google. Hahahaha.

    5. I think America has countless crimes more than Spore.
      While I was in LA, every 10-15 mins, police siren can be heard.
      Sometimes gun shots too.
      So who cares what homes you were living in..

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