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Reepham post office attempting to get back to normal after ram raid

PUBLISHED: 14:51 26 April 2018

Douglas Johnson runs the Convenience Store and Post Office in Reepham. Picture: Ian Burt

Douglas Johnson runs the Convenience Store and Post Office in Reepham. Picture: Ian Burt

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The owner of a post office targeted by ram raiders said his business has taken a “severe blow” but things are getting back to normal.

A cash machine was stolen in a ram raid at the covenience store in Reepham. Picture: Ian BurtA cash machine was stolen in a ram raid at the covenience store in Reepham. Picture: Ian Burt

A stolen JCB was used to smash through the front of Johnson’s of Reepham during an early morning ram raid on Wednesday.

The audacious crime left residents shocked and caused extensive damage to the small business, which is run by husband and wife team, Douglas and Carole Johnson.

“The business has taken a severe blow but we are still here,” said Mr Johnson. “The community has been fantastic, people come to see what happened and they’ve given us a lot of sympathy.

“We managed to get the power back on in the post office and sorting office so that is open and deliveries have resumed. We need to get the shop up and running but that might not be until Friday or Saturday.”

Police on the scene of a ram raid at a Post Office in Reepham, working to remove a JCB that was used to remove a cash machine from outside the building. Photo: Norfolk ConstabularyPolice on the scene of a ram raid at a Post Office in Reepham, working to remove a JCB that was used to remove a cash machine from outside the building. Photo: Norfolk Constabulary

A Norfolk police spokesperson said enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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