Guard Attacked In Post Office Raid

A robber's escaped with a large amount of cash after attacking a security officer delivering money to a Bournemouth post office.

It happened at around 10.30am on Wednesday 14th March 2012, in the Tuckton post office along Tuckton Road.

The security officer was delivering cash to the post office, when he was punched to the ground by a man. No weapon was seen.

The guard was left with minor injuries.

The robber was described as white and aged about 30. He was dressed in very dark clothing – maybe dark grey or black, including a hooded top and possibly tracksuit bottoms with a flash on the bottom left of the leg. He was also wearing dark trainers with a stripe on the side and woolly gloves.

Police think he left the scene in a car, a small dark Ford Focus, together with another man.

The second man is white, between five feet eight inches and five feet ten inches tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black coat, dark jeans, dark trainers and black gloves.

A significant amount of cash in a grey plastic post office envelope was stolen – officers won't reveal how much.

Detective Constable Steven May, of Bournemouth CID, said:

“I am appealing for witnesses, and anyone with any information about this incident or those responsible, to contact police urgently.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.