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Man wearing balaclava threatens post office staff with screwdriver during robbery in Colchester

Police are investigating a robbery at  a post office in Colchester (stock image). Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Police are investigating a robbery at a post office in Colchester (stock image). Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown


A man wearing a balaclava threatened staff with a screwdriver and stole a three-figure sum of cash during a robbery of a post office in Colchester yesterday.

According to a spokesman for Essex Police the robbery happened in Ipswich Road at around 6.50pm on Wednesday, October 11.

During the robbery, the man threatened a female member of staff with what police believe was a screwdriver before riding off on a white mountain bike.

The man is described as at least 6ft tall, wearing a dark green coat, dark-coloured trousers, a dark-coloured balaclava which covered his face and a pair of dark-coloured gloves.

If you saw the man either before the incident or the moments after, or have any other information that could assist officers in their investigation, please contact Dc Trevor Clark at Colchester CID on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Severe weather is causing problems on the roads and railway lines across the region today as Storm Georgina strikes.

A man has been charged in connection with an attempted post office robbery in north Essex.

A homelessness campaign in Ipswich which aims to reduce begging and help those find long-term solutions to getting off the streets has been given a funding boost.

An Ipswich area environment project has lost cash support from one of its key partners.

A Kesgrave youth club which had to be suspended almost a year ago after a string of anti-social behaviour problems culminated in a fire is set to be relaunched next month.

Two runners have helped to raise a total of £7,500 for charity after their epic marathon between Burwell and Cambridge.

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