Western Union Stormtrooper robber arrested, galaxy safe once more
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Remember the case of the Stormtrooper robber? Donning a white helmet and wielding a
blaster rifle knife, he allegedly robbed the Western Union branch at Blk 301 Ubi Avenue 1 on Tuesday, August 1.
This was the Singapore police handout image of the guy:
Through some mysterious means, our police managed to identify the man beneath the white helmet. The suspect, a 56-year-old Singaporean, was caught at 10.35pm on Thursday, August 3, along Pasir Ris Drive 6.
According to the police at a press conference on Friday, August 4, he took about S$4,000 in cash, but dropped most of it before running away. The rest of the money was later found at the car park area behind the Western Union.
The female Western Union employee was thankfully not hurt during the incident.
The police also said that among the possessions seized from the suspect were four 4D tickets, bought for $24.
The suspect will be charged on Saturday with the offence of armed robbery. If convicted, he faces a jail term of between two and 10 years and up to 12 strokes of cane.
Let us give a big hand to the Singapore Police Force who managed to do what the First Order couldn’t — catch their runaway Stormtrooper.
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Top image from Singapore Police Force’s Facebook post