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Helicopter search for robbery suspects ‘armed with gun’ after raid on post office in Cressing

PUBLISHED: 16:58 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 21 February 2017

The scene of an armed robbery in Cressing. Picture: WILL LODGE

The scene of an armed robbery in Cressing. Picture: WILL LODGE

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Raiders armed with a gun demanded cash from staff during an alleged robbery at a post office in north Essex today.

Police were called to reports a sub post office in Evelyn Wood Road in Cressing had been robbed just before 12.30pm today.

Two men, one of whom is alleged to have been armed with a gun, went into the store and demanded staff hand over cash from the till.

The suspects ran away from the scene on foot – and despite police searching for them on the ground and in the air using the National Police Service helicopter, the pair were not found.

Descriptions of both men have now been released by detectives.

The man with the gun is described as white, wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark coloured bottoms.

His accomplice is also described as white, older and taller than the first man, possibly aged in his mid 30s and wore a grey hoodie.

Acting Detective Inspector Ed Mayo of the Essex and Kent Serious Crime Directorate said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the robbery or in the moments leading up to it who may have seen anything suspicious.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have captured the incident or the suspects on dash cams or mobile phones.”

Police are not linking the alleged robbery to recent ones in the Braintree area at this time, a spokesman said.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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