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Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 07 Jul 2016 3:57 pm

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http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/police-officers-seen-outside-standard-chartered-bank-in-holland-village-area

SINGAPORE - A robbery took place at the Standard Chartered bank branch in Holland Village on Thursday (July 7) morning, with police officers cordoning off the surrounding area from the public.

Police confirmed that the robbery occurred at 11.25am and that investigations are ongoing.

A customer at the Citibank next door told The Straits Times she saw as many as 10 police cars and two police vans at around noon.


A distraction for the Train Return story?

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Re: RE: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 07 Jul 2016 7:52 pm

Barnsley wrote:
A distraction for the Train Return story?

:-k :-k :-k


And an ang moh to boot !!!

Set up ? ;)

Ps, I been to the HSBC branch there, but never noticed the SCB

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby DrScrumMaster » Thu, 07 Jul 2016 7:56 pm

Just a frustrated account holder making a withdrawal and scaring the witless bank teller in the process...

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 07 Jul 2016 8:42 pm

DrScrumMaster wrote:Just a frustrated account holder making a withdrawal and scaring the witless bank teller in the process...

I may be wrong but 20k is the limit before AML process kicks in ;)

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 07 Jul 2016 8:47 pm

10:1 he's Albanian, Russian, Ukrainian or similar. Why Singapore allows these clowns in I don't know.
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 4:07 am

Calling for witnesses, yet in a country that perhaps has more ID-trail/CCTV/GSM-tracking than any other they haven't released even released a photofit/CCTV pic of the alleged perp. How odd :-k

In fact no one seems to have even given a rough description of the alleged perp at all, most odd, one might conclude!
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Max Headroom » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 7:57 am

Poor peeps who have to drive to JB the next couple of days.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 8:14 am

PNGMK wrote:10:1 he's Albanian, Russian, Ukrainian or similar. Why Singapore allows these clowns in I don't know.


Just read on Yahoo , that it was an Aussie :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Have you got your alibi fella :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby BBCWatcher » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 8:22 am

JR8 wrote:Calling for witnesses, yet in a country that perhaps has more ID-trail/CCTV/GSM-tracking than any other they haven't released even released a photofit/CCTV pic of the alleged perp. How odd :-k

Not odd. Police routinely withhold information from the public, especially in the early stages, especially in high profile cases, in order to filter out unreliable witnesses. Genuine witnesses are able to provide non-public information.

The perpetrators are also members of the public, and there's sometimes merit in not letting them know what the police already know. For example, if the perpetrators know the police have details about their appearances they might attempt to adjust their appearances in certain, specific ways. There's also merit in not sharing information that could put witnesses at risk. It's fairly common, at least in other countries, for perpetrators to silence potential witnesses. Sometimes the police even release false information in order to encourage the perpetrators to behave a certain way that might make it easier to catch them.

On top of all that, defense attorneys at trial can (and should) exploit natural inconsistencies, rumors, and misdirections that are common in early phases of investigations. The police have an interest in avoiding such problems.

It's all very common, very typical police behavior among highly competent police organizations around the world. I'm not at all surprised.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 8:32 am

Don't we have an ex navy seal missing around here?
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby x9200 » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 8:36 am

The lack of basic information most likely mean, the police is not expecting the members of the public to help to get the guy. Reasons may vary.

This actually may suggest the police is confident* all the surveillance infrastructure is in place and working.

*) or wants to be seen this way

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:02 am

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JR8 wrote:Calling for witnesses, yet in a country that perhaps has more ID-trail/CCTV/GSM-tracking than any other they haven't released even released a photofit/CCTV pic of the alleged perp. How odd :-k

Not odd. Police routinely withhold information from the public, especially in the early stages, especially in high profile cases, in order to filter out unreliable witnesses. Genuine witnesses are able to provide non-public information.

The perpetrators are also members of the public, and there's sometimes merit in not letting them know what the police already know. For example, if the perpetrators know the police have details about their appearances they might attempt to adjust their appearances in certain, specific ways. There's also merit in not sharing information that could put witnesses at risk. It's fairly common, at least in other countries, for perpetrators to silence potential witnesses. Sometimes the police even release false information in order to encourage the perpetrators to behave a certain way that might make it easier to catch them.

On top of all that, defense attorneys at trial can (and should) exploit natural inconsistencies, rumors, and misdirections that are common in early phases of investigations. The police have an interest in avoiding such problems.

It's all very common, very typical police behavior among highly competent police organizations around the world. I'm not at all surprised.


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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:04 am

Have they confirmed a crime was committed yet?

All I have read is that a guy goes into the branch and hands over a piece of paper saying that they want 20K.

The teller hands over 20K and the guy walks out.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby BBCWatcher » Fri, 08 Jul 2016 1:53 pm

Barnsley wrote:Have they confirmed a crime was committed yet?

Standard Chartered's spokesman said the bank has filed a police report and is assisting with investigations. The police confirmed they received a report of a robbery.

Courts here decide whether a defendant committed a crime. One step at a time.

The teller hands over 20K and the guy walks out.

About $30,000, according to press reports.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby PNGMK » Sat, 09 Jul 2016 7:08 pm

Stupid stupid person.
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