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.

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