Woman punched dur­ing post of­fice armed rob­bery

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A WOMAN was punched in the face by armed rob­bers who raided the post of­fice in Stoke Gold­ing.

Two men en­tered the premises in Church Walk yes­ter­day morn­ing and threat­ened staff while de­mand­ing cash while armed with weapons.

The bal­a­clava-clad men left mo­ments later with an un­known quan­tity of cash.

It is not known if any­one else was in­jured in the in­ci­dent which hap­pened at about 9.15am.

Emer­gency ser­vices, in­clud­ing am­bu­lance staff, rushed to the scene.

One woman re­ported see­ing “po­lice cars ev­ery­where” in the vil­lage.

East Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice were also called to the post of­fice on Tues­day.

A spokesper­son said: “We re­ceived a call from Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice at 09:46 ask­ing for our med­i­cal as­sis­tance with an in­ci­dent on Church Walk. We sent two crewed am­bu­lances.”

It is not yet known whether any­one was taken to hos­pi­tal.

One Stoke Gold­ing res­i­dent saw the cul­prits speed­ing away fol­low­ing the armed rob­bery.

Nicky Pickard said: “I only be­came aware of the sit­u­a­tion when one of the lo­cal ladies was run­ning and shout­ing about the rob­bery and that the cul­prits were head­ing my way, but they had a parked car up the side of the church and that’s when I first re­alised fully what had gone on.

“They sped off at such a speed to­wards Dadling­ton, I tried to get the num­ber plate but only caught the first few numbers but luck­ily an­other lady man­aged a photo with the full reg.

“The cul­prits had ran past an­other lady to the car and she be­lieves they were around 20-30 based on their voices - their faces were still hid­den by bal­a­clavas.”

It is the sec­ond armed rob­bery at the post of­fice in less than six months.

A Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice spokesper­son said: “Po­lice of­fi­cers are in at­ten­dance at a premises in Church Walk fol­low­ing a re­port of an armed rob­bery.

“We re­ceived a re­port at 9.15am from a mem­ber of staff who said two men had en­tered the store with weapons and were threat­en­ing staff. “They left with a quan­tity of cash. “One woman was in­jured when one of the men punched her in the face.

“If any­one saw any­thing in the area or any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously, please call 101 with the in­ci­dent num­ber 162 of Oc­to­ber 3.”

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