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Caught red handed, burglar jumps to death

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 21, 2008

A burglar jumped five storeys to his death on Friday after being surprised by a landlady who caught him in her living room.

The man was trying to make a quick escape from the three-room flat in Marsiling Lane, but instead landed 15 metres below with a thud.

‘Only a stupid person will enter my house. There’s nothing to be robbed,’ said Madam Irene Tan.

The 50-year-old happened upon the burglar, described Malay and covered in tattoos, at around 10am after returning from her morning stroll.

Madam Tan said he panicked, ran to her master bedroom and then took a shortcut to the ground-floor – from five floors up.

A neighbour from two floors below, Mr Abdul Rahman, said he heard the commotion. (story)


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