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Thieves threaten violence in Post Office raid
8:30am Wednesday 7th May 2014 in News
TWO men threatened a Post Office worker with a weapon and snatched a haul of cash in an afternoon raid.
The robbers demanded money from staff at the Woodstock Road Post Office in Oxford yesterday.
One of them was armed with a pole and threatened the cashier with the weapon.
The thief then ushered some of the customers out of the store.
At the same time, a second assailant went to the Post Office counter, where he threatened a woman customer, before demanding staff to hand over money.
The two thieves then fled on bikes.
No one was injured in the robbery, which happened at about 12.50pm yesterday.
Investigating officer Det Sgt Mike West said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened or anyone with any information about the incident to contact police.
“The Post Office was busy at the time of the incident and I would ask anyone in there at the time to phone 101 to speak to an officer.
“I would also be interested to hear from anyone who saw men matching the description of the offenders, one of whom was wearing a very distinctive hooded top, in the Observatory Street or Walton Street area after the robbery.” Police last night released descriptions of the two men.
One was wearing a long-sleeved black Puffa-style jacket, dark-coloured jeans and shoes.
He was also carrying a rucksack.
The other man wore a grey hooded top with an emblem on the left breast, stripes on its shoulders and black hoops around the arms.
He was said to be wearing wearing black jeans and brown shoes.
Anyone who has any information about the robbery is asked to contact contact Det Sgt West via the police’s 24-hour 101 line.