Post office branch worker thwarts armed robbers
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Two men fled emptyhanded after entering the Post Office, in Weybourne Road, on Wednesday September 13, one equipped with a suspected firearm, at around midday.
They demanded money but the Post Office worker refused to hand any over so the men ran off on foot towards Farnham. The Post Office reopened for business the following morning.
A Post Office spokesman said after the incident: “The Post Office can confirm there was an attempted armed robbery at Weybourne Post Office around noon on September 13. The people who run our Post Office branches provide important services to local communities.
“Any robbery or attempted robbery is very traumatic for the victims and we will be supporting the police in their efforts to apprehend those responsible.”
Lucie Saggs, owner of Petal & Stem florist next door to the Post Office, was in her shop when the attempted robbery took place.
She said: “I heard a bit of banging and thought it was a bit strange. When I looked out of my window, I couldn’t see anything.
“I didn’t hear any shouting. I thought someone might have been moving my bins. Ten minutes later a police car arrived and then I realised what had happened.”
Detective Sergeant Paul Warriner said: “Fortunately, the suspects failed in their attempts to rob a local post office and no one was hurt.”
The suspects were wearing dark clothing with hooded tops.
The male with the suspected firearm had his face obscured, said police. He is described as being of slim build and around 5ft 10ins tall.
The suspects are believed to be aged between 17 and 30.