County news: Staff threatened with hammer in post office robbery

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

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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).

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

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A large piece of wood is removed from Shoreham Post Office SUS-160123-094444001

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

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

“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.

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A large piece of wood taken away from Shoreham Post Office SUS-160123-094408001

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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