SingPost robbery UPDATE: Masked man robs branch at Potong Pasir Community Club of S$3,000

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A SingPost branch located on the second floor of Potong Pasir Community Club was robbed of S$3,000 on Thursday afternoon, said Singapore police in a Facebook post. However, the police said that there were no reports of any injury as the suspect was unarmed.

The authority said that incident took place at around 1:30 pm. The robber wearing a surgical mask walked in and pressurised a female employee at the counter to "hand over all the money". She ran into a room for safety room but suspect climbed over the counter and forced her to hand over about S$3,000, which was placed in the drawers.

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According to Today Online, police mentioned that the suspect was wearing a black cap, a black sweater, blue jeans, and black shoes. He was also seen to carry a black sling bag, probably to keep the money inside of it.

The police told Today Online: "The male suspect then climbed over the counter and made off with the cash that was placed in the drawers."

At around 6.30pm the police officers were seen to leave the SingPost branch. Later they mentioned that the suspect did not carry any weapon during the robbery and as of now no injuries have been reported.

The unnamed suspect was last seen running towards the direction of Upper Serangoon Road, along Potong Pasir Avenue 1.

Richard Low, an eyewitness of the incident told Channel News Asia, "I was sitting here looking at my phone when I saw a man rush past me. He was running very fast and I didn't see his face. I thought he was wearing the mask because he was sick. It was about 2 pm."

According to a school student from the nearby Saint Andrew's Secondary School, said that he saw two police cars at the location when he was walking toward the community club to play basketball.

"When I came here, I saw two more police vehicles. That's when I realised there had been a robbery. I come here practically every day, and after so many years, I'm surprised that it would suddenly happen here. Also, it's surprising that they robbed a post office because there's nothing to rob there," he told Channel News Asia.

An anonymous employee of a KFC outlet at the community club said that people over there was thinking "is there really so much money in the SingPost branch? People were surprised, especially my colleagues because a few police officers came into KFC asking if they had seen anyone (suspicious),"

A SingPost spokesman said that even though the police investigation is under process, the Potong Pasir branch will open at 9.30 am on Friday and work as usual.

A police statement stated, "The safety of our residents is our utmost priority. Our premises are monitored by CCTVs. This has enabled us to help the police with their investigations."

While the police is still investigating the case they urged the citizen to inform immediately if someone can spot the suspect anywhere in the town. They asked to make a call to police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at

This article was first published on February 8, 2018