Police have released an e-fit of the man who robbed a post office in Hampden Park at gun point and then set it on fire.
Detectives are investigating the armed robbery and arson at the sub post office in Rosebery Avenue on Tuesday (April 30) at 8.30am.
A man dressed in a postman’s uniform called at the door to deliver a parcel. He then produced a gun and threatened the woman staff member with it before stealing a quantity of cash from the safe and setting fire to the building.
The victim was able to raise the alarm and get out of the post office. She was taken to the DGH initially but remains in a distressed state.
Police say the suspect may have made off towards the footbridge over the railway level crossing or further up Rosebery Avenue.
He is described as a white male, clean shaven, with cropped brown hair. 6’ 2’, slim and aged about 30. He had a silver bar style earring in the top of his left ear and spoke with a southern accent. He was wearing a black beanie style hat, blue jeans and red Royal Mail fleece and brown muddy trainers.
Detective Inspector Gavin Patch said, “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this man who was dressed in a uniform go into the post office or leave it or who recognise him from the e-fit to come forward. The victim is still in a distressed state.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Condor.