answered on 13/01/2013
It really depends on the facts. Where there is clear evidence of forced entry, then that is clear proof of theft. In one Singaporean case, the guests’ jewellery box was found to have been smashed. In another case, the guests’ suitcases were ransacked. These constitute clear proof of theft. On the other hand, where there is no sign of forced entry, theft will be harder to proof. Indeed, in such cases, the guest may himself have been careless so as to afford the thief the easy opportunity to steal without much force or effort.