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Singpost at Potong Pasir robbed of $3000, suspect still at large

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In a media release, the police said that the Potong Pasir Community Club’s SingPost was robbed of S$3,000 on this afternoon at about 1:30 pm.

A man wearing a surgical mask walked in and demanded that a female employee “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 S$3,000 in cash that was placed in the drawers,” the police said.

The suspect was unarmed and no one was injured, they added.

 

The SingPost branch is located on the second floor of Potong Pasir Community Club.

Mr Richard Low, an eye witness, was sitting at the lobby of the community club waiting for a friend when he saw a man dressed in dark clothing rushing past him.

“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 2pm,” he told Channel NewsAsia.

He only found out there had been a robbery after he saw the police cars.

A student from Saint Andrew’s Secondary School said he saw two police cars driving by while he was walking to 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,” he said.

“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.”

This sentiment was also echoed by an employee at the KFC outlet at Potong Pasir Community Club.

“Many of us were surprised because we were wondering, 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),” said the employee, who wanted to be anonymous.

Police investigators were seen leaving the scene at around 6:30 pm.

In an appeal for information, the police said the suspect was last seen in a black cap, black sweater, blue jeans and wearing a surgical mask. He was also carrying a black sling bag.

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

A SingPost spokesman said staff are trained to remain calm and alert in such situations. “While the investigation by the Police is in progress, the Potong Pasir branch will open tomorrow as usual at 9.30am,” he added.

In a statement, the People’s Association, which manages Potong Pasir Community Club, said: “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.”

Anyone with information can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.SG/iwitness.

 

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Man molests girl on the bus then ask for a second chance as he had another molestation case

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Louisa Lee shared a post on social media claiming that she got molested on the bus by this unknown man.

This happened on Sunday (20 May) morning.

Lee shouted and alerted the bus captain and told the bus captain to call the police.

According to her, this man panicked when he realised that the bus captain refused to open the doors to let him out and he also kneeled down and even said that he had another molestation case.

This is her full post:

“Early in the morning, I got molested in the bus by this pervert. Thankfully the bus captain saw what he did also as well. No, do not keep quiet, I shouted at him and asked to report it to the police. Perverts like this should just be kept away and not even given a chance to be outside.

He was panicking and asking the driver to open the door, he kneeled down and even said he had another molestation case. So yes if you have a molestation case, don’t you dare to molest more people. Make sure you are jailed for a Long Long time with canning.

This photo was taken when I was outside the bus to stay away from him because he was getting aggressive to get close to me.

He was “scolding” me, but the other passengers was scolding him. I am so Glad that even as strangers, the bus driver, some passengers protected me and asked if I was okay.

Girls, please do not keep quiet and let this kind of perverts go scot-free”

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Netizens applauded Louisa’s actions by standing up for herself but there are some who blame her for her appearance.

 

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Woman cooks free food for strangers during Ramadan but no one shows up

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A woman started cooking for strangers and serving it to people as they break their Ramadan fast. However, no one showed up.

Recently, a girl posted a picture on Instagram letting her followers know that her mother was cooking and giving away food to strangers for Iftar, or the breaking of fast, during Ramadan.

She added that if people had no one to break their fast with or if they were in the area, they were more then welcome to drop by and break their fast with her mother.

However, in what would seem to be a case of poor publicity, no one showed up.

Her daughter posted a follow-up picture letting people know that no one turned up and encouraged more people to support her mother and to not let her efforts go to waste.

This was picked up by friends such as @nvramalinz who reposted the picture and encouraged their followers to bring their family and friends to support her and to make sure that the food and effort did not go to waste.

If you would like to support her, head down to Jalan Kayu Block 446A during Iftar. She will be serving food every day except Saturdays and Sundays.

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Traffic Police officer was thrown off his bike in a multiple-vehicle collision at PIE

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A Traffic Police (TP) officer was thrown off his bike in a multiple-vehicle collision at PIE on May 4 .

The 58 seconds video of the accident has been circulating online. At around 6 seconds into the video, you can see that there is a multiple-vehicle collision on rightmost lane of the expressway.

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The TP officer did not manage to stop in time and was thrown off his motorcycle.

According to STOMP, the police confirmed that an accident involving a TP motorcycle and a car had occurred along the PIE towards Changi Airport on May 4.

The police officer was conscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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