The Western Union branch at Ubi Avenue 1 was cordoned off after a robbery. (Photo: Monica Kotwani)
SINGAPORE: A man wielding a knife robbed a Western Union branch in Ubi on Tuesday morning (Aug 1), in the second armed robbery in Singapore in two days.
The suspect, who is at large, forced an employee of the money transfer branch at Block 301 Ubi Avenue 1 to hand over more than S$2,000 in cash. He then fled on foot, the police said.
The police were alerted at around 10.50am. The Western Union employee was not injured and no one was inside the branch at the time of the robbery, they said.
The suspect is said to be tall, and wearing a white helmet, black jacket and dark-coloured long pants.
Police released this photo of the suspect who robbed a Western Union branch of more than S$2,000. (Photo: SPF)
The landlord of the Western Union branch, who only wanted to be known as Mr Liu, said he heard the female employee shouting for help. But by the time he reached the branch, the robber had fled.
Mr Liu, who lives directly above the branch, added that the Western Union employee was "definitely scared".
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