Postmaster Foils 14th Raid

5 December 2018, 12:28 | Updated: 5 December 2018, 13:21

Shawn mendes

The attempted robbery took place on Friday afternoon in Hollands Way in East Grinstead.

The victim stood his ground and refused to hand over money to the masked men - and they left empty handed.

The relief sub Post Office master, who says he has been the victim of such incidents on 13 previous occasions, boldly told the two masked men to “go away” when confronted by them.

The incident occurred at Stone Quarry Post Office, in Hollands Way, about 4.22pm on Friday (30 November), and police have released CCTV images of the two suspects.

One suspect demanded money from the safe while the other stood by the door, however the employee refused and told the pair to leave, which they duly did empty handed.

The suspect who demanded the cash was about 5’6”, aged 35-40 and spoke with a local accent. He wore a white boiler suit and appeared to have a shotgun in a black holdall.

Both men wore masks and gloves.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident – or the two men pictured – to call 101 or email quoting serial 1031 of 30/11.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.