Font Size A A A

Armed robbery in Tavistock - CR-110337-17

Alert message sent 21/12/2017 12:34:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at Whitchurch Post Office in Tavistock yesterday [20 December].
Two men, wearing balaclavas and armed with axes, entered the store around 6pm and threatened staff, demanding money from the till.
They were unable to gain access to the tills so made off with a bag containing damaged and foreign notes.
A male member of staff was assaulted by one of the suspects but was not injured, although all of the staff members were left shaken by the incident.
Police are investigating the robbery and seeking the suspects who were wearing blue boiler suits, yellow gloves and black masks. They both had Liverpudlian accents; one man is described as around 6ft 1ins tall and of slim build while the second was approximately 5ft 6ins tall and of stockier build.
Officers will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries and further searches in the area today [21 December]. One axe has been located near the scene and seized by police.
Detective Sergeant Gary Matthews said: “The staff members were left extremely shaken by this incident. The suspects were wearing distinctive clothing and we are appealing to anyone who saw them in or around the Post Office at the time of the offence to contact us. We would also like to hear from anyone who has any information about the robbery which could assist with the investigation.”
Police are further appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious vehicles or individuals in the local community before or during the offence.
Please contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/110337/17.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Message sent by
Linzi Berryman (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon and Cornwall)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.