Surrey: Post Office Staff Tied Up And Threatened

31 December 2013, 12:36 | Updated: 31 December 2013, 12:44

Staff at Bletchingley Post Office have been threatened during an armed robbery.

Police tell us the pair were tied up by a man carrying what is thought to have been a firearm.

Cash, scratch cards and cigarettes were stolen in the raid around 6:15am today (Tuesday 31 Dec).

Officers want to speak to the man seen in the CCTV image they have released.

Senior Investigating officer Detective Inspector Antony Archibald, said: "The man in this image is wanted in connection with this offence and I would urge members of the public not to approach or challenge him but to contact officers immediately if you can identify him or know his whereabouts.”

Response officers carried out a thorough search of the area following the robbery and continue to make a number of enquiries.

Local officers from the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team are also assisting as part of the investigation and urge anyone with information to either contact Surrey Police by phone or by approaching an officer on patrol.

Members of the public are reminded not to put themselves in any danger and are thanked for their patience while officers carry out their investigation.

Anyone who has information on the identity of the man seen on CCTV or the robbery is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency) quoting reference P13397704. The independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.