Police Renew Appeal Over Post Office Robbery
13 February 2012, 08:18
Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a Post Robbery robbery in Wylam.
It happened at 8:09am on Friday 10th February when two men entered Wylam Post Office in Laburnum Terrace with a jemmy type implement.
A man and woman aged in their late 60s were hurt during the incident when the offenders made off with a large amount of cash and a car belonging to them, which was later recovered in nearby Woodcroft Road.
The Postmaster, who suffered a rib injury and bruising to his face, and his wife, has bruising to her back, are now back at home recovering from their injuries.
Det Insp Lisa Hogan of Northumbria Police, said:
"In particular if anyone saw anything or anyone unusual in the Wylam area early on Friday morning or in the days leading up to the incident, then we'd like to hear from them."
The two offenders were wearing dark clothes and balaclavas. One of the men is described as white, around 6ft tall wearing a black woollen Balaclava with two eye holes cut out. He had brown eyes and dark mousy coloured eyebrows. He was wearing a dark blue nylon jacket, similar to a shell suit jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, dark trainers and spoke with a local accent.
The second man is also described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, of a stocky build, but not fat. He was wearing a black woollen balaclava with two eye holes cut out, a baggy looking sports-type shell suit jacket and pants with ties on the bottom.
Increased officer patrols are ongoing in the Wylam area to offer reassurance and answer any concerns of local people.
Enquiries are ongoing into the robbery and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or by ringing the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.