By Derrick Ho
A HOUSEBREAKER found himself trapped in the flat he had broken into on Monday, after a building maintenance officer locked him in.
On Sunday, a 19-year-old man was inside a toilet cubicle at Keypoint in Beach Road when he realised his trousers hanging over the door had gone missing.
He shouted for help and was attended to by the building's maintenance officer, identified only as Mr Ho.
When told that the missing trousers contained the youth's wallet and keys, Mr Ho agreed to his request to check on his flat at Block 18 Jalan Sultan.
When Mr Ho, 40, reached the flat, he found the gate ajar and spotted a housebreaker inside.
Mr Ho quickly padlocked the gate and alerted the police.
Police arrived at about 12.38pm and arrested a 47-year-old man.
The suspect will be charged on Tuesday with theft and housebreaking. If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 10 years.
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