On 31 Aug, a seemingly routine visit to an ATM turned into a perplexing ordeal for a 61-year-old man in Yew Tee. In a bizarre turn of events, the man, identified as Mr. Li, withdrew S$500 but unintentionally left the cash at the ATM. What unfolded next was a series of events that baffled both Mr. Li and the authorities, according to Shin Min Daily News.
Forgot to collect his cash at the ATM
The incident occurred on 31 Aug at about 10.03 am at a POSB ATM in Yew Tee, involving a 61-year-old man named Mr. Li.
He went to an ATM and withdrew S$500, but was distracted and left the ATM to go for a smoke without collecting his cash.
About 2 minutes later, he realsied that he had forgotten to collect his money at the ATM and when he went back to the machine, it was too late – someone else had already taken his money.
Li said that the money was from his last drawn salary after quitting his job last month, and he was planning to use the money to repay a debt that he owed to a friend.
Mr. Li promptly notified the bank and sought their help, and the bank then informed him that they would need about 4 days to investigate the situation.
Money taken by a woman wearing mask
After the investigation, the bank confirmed the retrieval of the money by someone, advising Mr. Li to involve the police for further inquiry.
Following the bank’s advice, Mr. Li decided to file a police report, setting the stage for official involvement.
Motivated by the need for clarity, Mr. Li filed a police report, initiating an investigation into the mysterious disappearance.
Surveillance footage identified a woman wearing a face mask as the alleged culprit, but a blind spot of the CCTV complicated the investigation, hindering the police’s ability to identify the suspect.
The police confirmed that they are investigating the incident.