Unemployed Stomper who left $500 at Yew Tee ATM says he needed cash to repay debt, but woman took it

A 61-year-old man who left behind $500 cash at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and returned to find it gone says a woman had taken his money.

Stomper GK, who is currently unemployed after quitting his job last month, told Stomp last week that he had withdrawn $500 from a POSB ATM at Yew Tee MRT station on Aug 31, at about 10am.

There was no one else around at that time and preoccupied with his thoughts, GK took his ATM card and left. He then went for a smoke.

Two minutes later, he remembered that he had forgotten about his money and went back for it. However, the cash was already gone.

GK said he immediately contacted his bank and was told that investigations would take up to four days. He later contacted the bank again and was told to make a police report, which he did on Sept 4.

In response to a Stomp query, the police confirmed a report was lodged and investigations are ongoing.

According to GK, police informed him one month later that they had reviewed CCTV footage and identified the person who took his money as a woman wearing a mask.

Two weeks later, GK asked about his case again. He said police told him that they were unable to investigate further as the woman had walked into the CCTV camera's blind spot.

GK also told Shin Min Daily News that the $500 was from his salary and meant for repaying money that he owed his friends.

He added: "This sum of money is very important to me. Although it's my fault for forgetting it, the other party should not have taken it."

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