It seems like robbery in Singapore has kind of become common.
On 7 July 2016, this man robbed a Standard Charter Bank branch in Holland Village, and took Singapore by storm.
David James Roach managed to get $30,000 by passing a paper to a teller with the words “This is a robbery, give me money, don’t call the police, I have a weapon.”
He then escaped to Thailand, but was caught and charged for bringing in too much money (the limit is USD$20,000, but he has SGD$30,000).
He was sentenced to 14 months jail in Thailand and was deported to the UK just recently.
Singapore is now requesting for his extradition here.
About a year later, on 31 July 2017 and 1 August 2017, two robberies occurred: one at a Shell petrol station and the other at a Western Union branch in Ubi. The former was arrested on the same day while the latter was arrested a few days later.
Guess you can say that these incidents sent a strong message: don’t ever rob anyone in Singapore, because you can run but you can’t hide.
Today (8 February 2018), someone didn’t get the memo.
According to a Facebook post by the Singapore Police Force, a robbery occurred at around 1:30 p.m. in a SingPost branch in Potong Pasir CC.
He took off with $3,000 cash, and no one was injured.
Here’s the post if you can’t read it:
ROBBERY AT SINGPOST @ POTONG PASIR COMMUNITY CLUB
On 8 February 2018 at about 1.30pm, the Police received a report of a robbery at the SingPost branch located at Potong Pasir Community Club.
The male suspect, had walked into the branch wearing a white surgical mask, and allegedly demanded the female staff to hand over all the money. The female staff immediately ran into a room for safety. The male suspect then climbed over the counter and made off with about $3,000 in cash that was placed in the drawers. No weapon was involved and no one was injured.
The male suspect was wearing a black cap, a black sweater, blue jeans and black shoes, and was also carrying a black sling bag. He was last seen running towards the direction of Upper Serangoon Road, along Potong Pasir Avenue 1.
Police investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information can call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
And this is the suspect’s image:
According to Channel NewsAsia, police cars have since swamped the area. Apparently, people were shocked, partly because it wasn’t a bank that was robbed, but a…post office.
Police investigations are still ongoing.
Now, if you happen to be in the area this afternoon and have seen something, do contact the police.
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Featured image: Facebook (Singapore Police Force)