Renewed appeal over Bletchingley post office armed robbery

January 7, 2014

Police are still hunting for a man who tied up two post office workers and threatened them with a firearm before making off with cash, scratch cards and cigarettes.

East Surrey CID has renewed its appeal for information on the armed robbery at Bletchingley post office, in the High Street, at around 6.15am on December 31.

Crimestoppers has offered a £1,000 reward for any information which leads to the arrest and charge of someone in relation to the offence.

Officers previously released images of a man seen on CCTV at the time of the armed robbery and want to speak to him in connection with the incident.

Detective Inspector Antony Archibald said: “We continue to appeal for information on the man seen in this CCTV still as he remains wanted in connection with this offence.

“I would urge members of the public not to approach or challenge him but to contact officers immediately if you can identify him or know his whereabouts.

“Obviously this was a terrifying ordeal for the victims.”

A man entered the post office and threatened two members of staff, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 50s, with what was believed to have been a firearm before restraining them by their hands.

The weapon thought to have been used in the raid was found in a lay-by off Little Common Lane and has been described as a gas-powered BB gun.

Anyone who has information on the identity of the man or anything which can help the investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45130010112.

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