Essex: Armed Robbery At Post Office

4 October 2012, 07:20 | Updated: 4 October 2012, 07:22

A woman's been threatened at gunpoint at a post office in north-east Essex.

Two men walked into the premises on Stratford Road in Holland-on-Sea shortly before 4:30pm yesterday (Wednesday October 3rd) and forced the women to hand over a four-figure sum of cash.

They then ran out and got into a waiting silver Vauxhall Vectra which was driven by a third man.

The trio made off towards Thorpe railway station where it's believed they boarded a train towards London.

Investigating Officer, Dc Peter Gartland, said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who saw this Vectra in the Clacton area on Wednesday afternoon. It is distinctive in that it is of the old-style variety and has a spoiler on the back.

"We're also keen to hear from those commuters who were alighting or getting on board a train at Thorpe and saw these three men. They would have been in a rush and so would have drawn the attention of passers-by.

"At this stage, we don't know how far down the line they went so passengers on board this train are also key, crucial witnesses."

The two assailants are described as white and approximately 5ft 6ins tall. One man was wearing a grey tracksuit with an aqua-blue stripe on the arms and legs and had a grey body warmer while his accomplice was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a dark jumper.

The getaway driver is white, approximately six foot tall and was wearing Adidas tracksuit bottoms, a blue top and white trainers.