Singapore: Armed robbery at Western Union branch in Ubi; second in two days

The police says that no one was injured in the incident.

Western Union armed robbery

An armed robbery took place at a Western Union branch in Ubi on Tuesday morning in Singapore. However, the police added that no one was injured in the incident.

This comes as the second armed robbery in Singapore in two days. According to reports, a man, who was armed with a knife, forced an employee of the money transfer branch at Block 301 Ubi Avenue 1 to hand over more than S$2,000 in cash. After the robbery, the suspect fled on foot.

The police said that they were informed about the incident at around 10.50 am.The Western Union employee said no one was inside the branch at the time of the robbery.

Reports said that the suspect was tall, and wearing a white helmet, black jacket and dark-coloured long pants. The police said that the investigations are going on.

On Monday, a 48-year-old man was arrested after an armed robbery at a Shell petrol station on Upper Bukit Timah Road in Singapore. The police claimed that it was the first case of such robbery in 10 years.