Man charged after attempted post office robbery in Clacton

The Post Office in High Stree,t Clacton. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The Post Office in High Stree,t Clacton. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

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

Essex Police was contacted at 5.30pm yesterday with reports a man had entered the Post Office in High Street, Clacton, and verbally threatened a staff member, before demanding cash.

The man, who left the shop empty-handed, was reported to have been carrying a firearm. Nobody was injured.

Aron Parkinson, 34, of Station Road, Clacton has been charged with attempted robbery and having an imitation forearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He has also been charged with theft in relation to a separate incident.


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He is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, January 25.

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