Western Union armed robber photographed with white helmet on, might be Stormtrooper

May the Force not be with him.

Sulaiman Daud| August 01, 04:45 PM

A man armed with a knife robbed the Western Union branch at Block 301 Ubi Avenue 1 on Tuesday, August 1, the second armed robbery to take place in Singapore on two consecutive days.

He forced an employee to hand over more than S$2,000 in cash before escaping on foot, according to details shared by the Singapore Police Force.

The suspect remains at large. The police have released the following photo, believed to be of the alleged robber:

Photo from Singapore Police Force Facebook Page

Unfortunately, the suspect's face happens to be obscured by his white helmet. Commenters were quick to note the similarity to a famous movie villain.

From CNA's Facebook Post

From CNA's Facebook post

From CNA's Facebook Post

Just a day prior, a Shell petrol station at 219 Upper Bukit Timah Road was robbed of more than S$1,100.

The suspect, a 48-year-old man, has been arrested and will be charged in court on Wednesday, Aug. 2.


There's been no word if the SPF will be making inquiries with the Galactic Empire or the First Order as part of their investigations into the Ubi incident.

But more seriously, if you have relevant information, please call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit it online at http://www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

Any intel you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

You can read the details shared by SPF in their Facebook post below:

Whoever this stray stormtrooper is, we hope he gets caught soon.

Top image via Singapore Police Force Facebook page.