County news: Staff threatened with hammer in post office robbery

Two hooded men threatened staff with a hammer before making off with '˜several thousand pounds' from a Sussex post office last night (Friday, January 22).

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Police cars outside Shoreham Post Office after an armed robbery SUS-160123-094324001

Shoreham Post Office was taped off after a robbery by two men in their 20s at around 5.25pm.

They are then believed to have run away from the Brunswick Road post office away from the railway line with a bag.

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A Sussex Police spokesman said: “At around 5.25pm two men broke into the rear of the Post Office in Brunswick Road.

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“They threatened the staff with a hammer and took a large quantity of cash – believed to be several thousand pounds.

“Both males were wearing dark clothing with hoods covering their faces.

They made away from the Post Office along Brunswick Road, away from the railway line, carrying a bag with them.

“The males may be in their 20s and were about 5’8’’ tall. No one was injured.”

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