Singapore Police Force (SPF) appealed for information regarding a robbery at the SingPost branch located at Potong Pasir Community Club on 8 February 2018 at about 1.30pm.
The police said that 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.
The police noted that no weapon was involved and no one was injured.
In the picture shared by the police, the male suspect was seen to be 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,” it noted.
The police stated that investigations are ongoing.
People’s Association (PA) stated that it is aware of the incident, saying, “The safety of our residents is our utmost priority. Our premises are monitored by closed-circuit television (CCTV). This has enabled us to help the police with their investigations.”
However, he declined to comment further as the matter is now under police investigation.
Spokesman for SingPost stated that staffs are trained to remain calm and alert in such situations, noting, “Our post offices are equipped with security alarms and CCTV cameras. While the investigation by the police is in progress, the Potong Pasir branch will open on Friday as usual at 9.30am.”
Cook Richard Low, who was waiting at the community club for a friend since 9am, told the Straits Times that he saw a man wearing black walking past him quickly towards Potong Pasir Avenue 1 at about 1.30pm, adding, “But I didn’t know what he was up to or what he was doing, so I just continued to do my own things.”
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.