Post of­fice raiders leave empty-handed

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TWO men fled emp­ty­handed fol­low­ing a bun­gled “at­tempted armed rob­bery” on a Post Of­fice in Farn­ham on Wed­nes­day (Septem­ber 13).

The in­ci­dent hap­pened in Wey­bourne Road, op­po­site Wil­liam Cob­bett School, at around mid­day, said Sur­rey Po­lice.

Two men en­tered the Post Of­fice, one car­ry­ing what was sus­pected to be a firearm, and de­manded money.

How­ever, when the Post Of­fice worker re­fused to hand over any cash, the two men fled empty-handed on foot, head­ing to­wards Farn­ham.

A res­i­dent, who wished to re­main anony­mous, said they were on their way to de­liver a num­ber of pack­ages to the Post Of­fice when they saw the heavy po­lice pres­ence.

“We were driv­ing to­wards the Post Of­fice when we saw a lot of po­lice cars sur­round­ing the place, it looked se­ri­ous,” they said.

“As I turned round to go home, I was so re­lieved to see the own­ers out and com­forted by the po­lice of­fi­cers at the scene.”

Po­lice have con­firmed two men wear­ing dark cloth­ing with hooded tops en­tered the Post Of­fice and de­manded money. The male with the firearm had his face ob­scured, said po­lice.

He is de­scribed as be­ing of slim build and around 5ft 10in tall. One of the sus­pects was wear­ing a white jumper or shirt around his waist. The sus­pects are be­lieved to be aged be­tween 17 and 30.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Paul War­riner said: “For­tu­nately, the sus­pects failed in their at­tempts to rob a lo­cal post of­fice and no one was hurt.

“We’re keen to hear from any­one who might be able to help us iden­tify the two men. Sim­i­larly, any­one who was in the area at the time who has any dash­cam or mo­bile phone footage is asked to make con­tact with us.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Sur­rey Po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers char­ity anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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