Post office raiders leave empty-handed
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.