06 Jun '11, 4am

www.googlyfish.sg Man breaks into 145 flats to steal $903175

www.googlyfish.sg Man breaks into 145 flats to steal $903175

ARMED with just a screwdriver and a pair of gloves, Bay Buck Siong broke into 145 HDB flats island-wide over two years, and got away with a staggering $903,175 worth of cash and valuables. Bay's loot included laptops, jewellery and Rolex watches, which he sold in Chinatown and Geylang. The gambling addict then wagered the money away at casinos. Yesterday, the 47-year-old odd job worker, who is one of Singapore's worst serial burglars, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of housebreaking. The other 135 housebreaking charges and one charge each of fraudulent possession and theft will be taken into consideration when he is sentenced later this month. The court was told that Bay, a divorcee, targeted flats in areas including Tampines, Yishun, Bukit Batok, Clementi and Hougang between Feb 24, 2009 and Jan 16 this year. RELATED STORIES She stole $11,000 with daughter as accomplice The ...

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