Mepal: Sword used in post office robbery

9 December 2011, 09:43 | Updated: 9 December 2011, 10:14

A Post Office worker in the village of Mepal has escaped serious injury after being threatened with a sword and crowbar.

The incident happened at around 6.05am on Thursday, and details have just been released.

It's thought two men approached the Post Office worker in the shed area of the post office in the High Street.  The men threatened their victim with what have been described as a crowbar and a sword, and demanded he open the safe.

When the man explained he couldn't open the safe the men began hitting him. 

The victim eventually managed to break free and ran back to the Post Office and the men fled the scene.

It is believed the men left the area in a silver Vauxhall Astra, registration AD08 ZPL, being driven by a third man.

The victim, a 52 year-old man, suffered cuts and bruises and was treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

The two men involved in the robbery are white and described as in their early twenties, slim and wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.

Det Sgt Phil Richardson told Heart: "This was a nasty incident and I would urge anyone with information about those responsible to contact police. At this stage we are not linking this robbery to the recent robbery in Bar Hill but we remain open minded."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.