Robbers with baseball bats steal cash from courier at Wisbech Post Office

PUBLISHED: 17:16 24 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:35 02 June 2010

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Norfolk Street Post Office

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TWO men robbed a courier of cash as he was making a Post Office delivery.

It happened in Norwich Street, Wisbech at 12.45pm on Monday. A 19-year-old man from Wisbech has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed to March Police Station on April 21.

TWO men robbed a courier of cash as he was making a Post Office delivery.

It happened in Norwich Street, Wisbech at 12.45pm on Monday.

A 19-year-old man from Wisbech has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed to March Police Station on April 21.

The offenders approached the courier as he was near his van armed with baseball bats, demanding money.

The courier placed a cash box on the ground and the men made off in the direction of Orange Grove and got into a waiting red Mitsubishi Shogun, which had also been stolen.

The Shogun was later found abandoned in New Bridge Lane.

Both men wore dark-coloured hats or scarves to conceal their faces.

Detective Sergeant David Simpson said: "The two men involved would have been stood at the junction of Orange Grove and Norwich Street waiting for the right moment to rob the driver. I would like to speak to anyone who thinks they saw them.

"The Shogun was stolen from March overnight between March 18 and 19 so we are also keen to hear from anyone who has seen the vehicle between its original theft and the robbery on Monday lunchtime.

"This is a busy location, as it is very close to the pedestrian crossing over Churchill Road, which goes over to Norwich Road, so potentially motorists held at those traffic lights on red may have seen something which could prove helpful."

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Simpson at Wisbech Police Station on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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