Police renew robbery appeal

Norfolk police are renewing an appeal for witnesses to an armed robbery that took place last week. The raid happened at Dickleburgh Post Office in Rectory Road at about 2.

Police have issued an e-fit image of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with a robbery at the Halifax Building Society in Long Stratton.

The incident happened on Tuesday at about 10am when the robber, whose face was completely covered, went into the building housing Howards Estate Agents and the Halifax and escaped up The Street towards Norwich with a quantity of money handed over by a cashier.

The robber is described as white, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins. He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top which could have been dark green with blue jeans and was probably carrying a dark green plastic bag as he ran off.

An artist's impression has now been compiled of a man seen by witnesses to be hanging around outside Howards prior to the incident.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may recognise him from the e-fit, or who may have seen a man answering his description loitering in the area before the hold-up or running away afterwards.

Police believe he left on foot, but may have got into a vehicle parked in the northern area of Long Stratton away from The Street. They are also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a suspicious vehicle in the town.

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Detectives have also appealed for anyone sitting in a queue of traffic outside the estate agents and building society, at the time of the theft, to come forward.

Any information about the incident to Det Sgt Gary Broomfield, or a member of his team, at Norwich CID. Call 0845 4564567, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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