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Knife carrying man attempts to rob village post office

"Frightening ordeal for the victim"

John Herring

John Herring


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Knife carrying man attempts to rob village post office

A KNIFE wielding robber fled a village Post Office empty-handed after being scared off by staff. 

A man entered Chieveley Post Office in High Street and threatened a member of staff with a knife at around 6pm on Monday, February 18. 

He demanded money from the till before attacking the staff member, who sustained a cut to his mouth and a chipped tooth. 

But when the shop owner entered the building from the store room the offender fled empty handed.

He ran off in the direction of Downs End.

The robber is described as a white man with a slim face and patchy black facial hair.

He was wearing a royal blue windbreaker coat with the hood pulled up over his head.

He was also wearing baggy grey tracksuit bottoms and is believed to have an eastern European accent.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Michael Watts of Force CID at Newbury police station, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, and I am appealing for anybody who witnessed the incident or saw a man running from the scene who matches the description to contact police.

“If anybody has any dash-cam footage from around the time of the incident, please also get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190052499.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.

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  • EugeneStryker

    21/02/2019 - 07:07

    Research from the Applied Criminology and Policy Centre at the University of Huddersfield states that there is not a particularly strong link between crime rates and immigration and in fact in many instances crime falls in areas of higher immigration. Bloody experts! Who needs them when we've got insights from dazzer PhD.


  • Bombey

    20/02/2019 - 16:04

    LOL, yes, we never had any crime before our green & pleasant land filled up with furriners.


    • dazzer

      20/02/2019 - 21:09

      So much crime from foreigners because the lefty traitors allowed and encouraged mass immigration. Traitors to the constitution


  • dazzer

    20/02/2019 - 14:02

    Hurry up brexit


    • NewburyLad

      20/02/2019 - 16:04

      Too many lefty liberals will ensure foreign criminals can stay in this country after Brexit, sadly. The lefty liberals also openly want to make it easier for more of them to come here.