Jailed for post office robbery

Three men have been jailed for a total of 19 years after a armed raid on a post office.


It happened at the Cefn Mawr post office near Wrexham back in July.

Postmaster David Taylor showed "remarkable courage" in trying to stop the robbery as his wife was being held down at gun point.

The robbers were wearing ski masks and gloves and were armed with a handgun, a meat cleaver and a metal bar.

Mr Taylor tackled them despite being struck over the head twice with the metal bar, leaving him bleeding.

The raiders left with £54,000. Mr Taylor tried to grab the keys - but was forced back after being threatened with a meat cleaver.

Judge Peter Heywood jailed two of the three raiders  - Nathan White and Carl Davies - for seven years each and another man - Jimmy Pritchard - who checked the premises and gave them the all clear, received five years.

The judge said that Mr Taylor and his wife Janine had been through a terrifying ordeal.

A Proceeds of Crime investigation now takes place.

The court was told that about £40,000 was still unaccounted for.

White (26) of Stockwell Grove, Wrexham and Davies (28) of Poyser Street in Wrexham admitted robbery, possessing the firearm and burglary at Bryn y Baal.

Pritchard admitted the robbery on the basis that he checked the premises out for the others but took no part in it directly.