Hi-vis post office robbers steal cash in Stourport

Hi-vis post office robbers steal cash in Stourport

Hi-vis post office robbers steal cash in Stourport

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

ROBBERS wearing fluorescent yellow jackets and armed with a knife and a small axe stole cash after threatening post office staff in Stourport.

The incident happened at Wilden Lane Post Office and store at about 10.40am today. The robbers threatened two workers and smashed a glass counter screen before taking cash from a till and walking off in the direction of Kidderminster.

No one was hurt during the incident and there were no customers inside at the time.

It is not yet known how they arrived and left the area but officers at West Mercia Police are interested in sightings of a black car which was nearby in Bigbury Lane at about that time and may possibly be connected.

The raiders were wearing hi-vis jackets, black trousers and scarves across their faces. They are both described as white, appeared to be in their 20s and one was very tall with a large build and brown hair which was flat and swept to one side. The other was smaller and thinner and had a hood which was up.

Det Insp John Cashion said a full investigation was under way and officers have been conducting door to door inquiries in the area.

He said: "We have spoken to some witnesses but we really need anyone who was in that area this morning to come forward if they think they saw these men there either before or afterwards and in particular any vehicle or vehicles that may have been associated with them.

"A black car was seen in Bigbury Lane at about the same time as the robbery and we really need to identify that vehicle and its driver, even if it is just to rule it out of any involvement.

"Despite the fact no one was hurt it has left the staff involved quite shaken. These men need to be caught quickly so please come forward if you know anything at all."

Anyone with information should call detectives at North Worcestershire CID on 101, quoting incident 190-s-240114, or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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