Hammer and garden tool used to threaten owner during armed robbery at Corby Post Office

Robbers used a hammer and a garden tool to threaten the store owner during an armed robbery in Corby.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 10:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:34 pm
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The robbery took place at the Post Office in Willowbrook Road, Corby, early yesterday morning (Wednesday).

At about 5.45am, two men entered the store with one armed with a hammer and the other with a garden edging tool.

A police spokesman said: “The two men threatened the owner and tried to smash the till open but were unsuccessful.

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“They made off with scratch cards and cigarettes.”

The offender armed with a hammer was about 6ft, 20 to 35-years-old with a slim to average build.

He wore dark tracksuit bottoms with a white logo on the left thigh and a thick white stripe down the leg, a black jacket with white logo on the left breast and a black and white scarf.

He wore dark trainers with a white band around the sole.

The second offender who was carrying a garden edging tool was white, about 6ft, 20 to 35-years-old and of medium build.

He wore a Burberry-style baseball cap and a checked scarf over his face, possible a khaki jacket and black tracksuit bottoms with a thick white stripe down the leg to just below the knee.

Anyone with information about the armed robbery can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.