Laxfield: Post Office Robbed

6 September 2012, 11:13

Police are looking for two men after a post office in Laxfield in Suffolk was robbed yesterday.

Detectives are continuing with enquiries following a robbery at a post office stores in Laxfield yesterday, Wednesday 5 September.

Two men pulled up at the store in High Street, Laxfield at approximately 6.15am in a black VW Golf.

They entered the store and threatened a male staff member with a pair of scissors.

Three other female members of staff were in the store at the time and they were told to go into a back office where the safe was situated.

The safe was opened and money taken from within.

Both men who are described as white, of stocky build with very short hair and wearing dark hooded tops, then left the store with the money and drove off in the vehicle in the direction of Stradbroke.

The staff members were left shaken by their ordeal but unharmed.

Officers were deployed to the area. A response vehicle spotted a vehicle matching the description of the car used in the robbery in Great Barton, the police car was rammed by the vehicle rendering it un-driveable.

The VW Golf, which is believed to have been used by the two men, was later found abandoned in Rushbrook.

A search of the area was conducted by officers and a police dog unit.

Enquiries in relation to the vehicle have found that the number plates had been stolen earlier from a vehicle parked in Bickers Hill Road, Laxfield and the car had been stolen from Northampton.

A number of witnesses have been spoken to but police would like hear from anyone who was in the area of the post office stores, where the number plates were stolen from in Bickers Hill Road in Laxfield, or near to where the car was abandoned in Rushbrook.

It is understood the two men threw items from the car as they were travelling along. Police would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed this taking place or if they recovered any items.

Calls should be made to DC Mike Chapman at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.