Robber targets Honeycroft Post Office in Lawford, Essex

Postmaster Carlo Gugliemi outside Honeycroft Post Office in Lawford, which has been robbed. Picture:

Postmaster Carlo Gugliemi outside Honeycroft Post Office in Lawford, which has been robbed. Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

A robber stole thousands of pounds after raiding a village post office in north Essex.

Essex Police have launched an investigation into the robbery at Honeycroft Post Office in Waldegrave Way, Lawford.

A man entered the post office and demanded money from staff. He ran behind the counter, pushed a member of staff and grabbed a four figure sum of cash from the till before running out.

He was last seen running towards Long Road.

The incident took place at 12.30pm on Thursday (October 12).


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Investigating officer Pc Keith Hewitt said: “The victim was unhurt but left very shaken.

“Someone will know who the suspect is and I am appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.”

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The suspect was described as white, aged in his mid-20s, about 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build. He was clean shaven and wore a light grey woollen hooded top with the hood up and drawn tightly around his face.

Contact Pc Hewitt at Clacton CID on 101.

Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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