Two men armed with hammers rob Wickhambrook Post office

Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery that took place in Wickhambrook.

It occurred on Saturday 25 February at about 5.50pm at the post office at Thorns Corner.

Two masked suspects entered the store and threatened the male shop assistant and the female shopkeeper with hammers.

The offenders then pushed the two staff around the store making demands on them to locate and open the shop safe. The alarm was then activated and the offenders left the scene with cash contents of the till. The two victims were shaken but unhurt in the incident.

The male offenders were both wearing black ski masks – one wore a dark blue hooded top, was described as ‘stocky’ and was about five foot, 11 inches tall. The second was wearing a matching shell suit with three strips down the side and also a grey ‘beanie’ hat.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate the two suspects and anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour at the time or who saw a grey van in the area at the time should contact Bury St Edmunds CID, quoting crime number 37/11500/23.