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Man brandishing knife threatens Post Office staff

PUBLISHED: 18:35 01 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:35 01 May 2020

Police officers have warned the public to stay vigilant after a spate of robberies which they believe may be linked. Photo: Getty Images

Police officers have warned the public to stay vigilant after a spate of robberies which they believe may be linked. Photo: Getty Images

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Police are appealing for witnesses in the hunt for a knifeman who tried to rob a Post Office in a small village.

The attempted armed robbery at the Post Office in Low Street in Hoxne, near Diss, occurred at around 11.20am on Friday, May 1.

A man brandishing a knife entered the building and made demands for money, but ran away when a panic alarm was activated. No money was handed over and no one was harmed during the incident.

The suspect was seen to run off across a field towards the B1118.

A large-scale police search of the area was undertaken, including the use of a drone, but the man was not located.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this crime, is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting reference: CAD 111 of 1 May.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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