Robbery of a business premises – Oxford
Tuesday 06 May 2014, 5:32pm
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the robbery of a business premises in Oxford.
At about 12.50pm today (6/5) two men entered a Post Office in Woodstock Road. One approached a cashier while holding a weapon, which may have been a pole, and threatened him before ushering members of the public out of the store.
At the same time, the other man went to a rear Post Office counter where he threatened a female customer in the store before requesting money be handed over from a member of staff.
No one sustained any injuries during the incident.
The offenders stole a quantity of cash and attempted to ride away on bicycles. They were apprehended by members of the public but subsequently ran away.
The first offender was wearing a long sleeved black puffa-style jacket, dark-coloured jeans and shoes, and was carrying a rucksack.
The other was wearing a grey hooded top with an emblem on the left breast, stripes on its shoulders and black hoops around the arms. He was wearing black jeans and brown shoes.
Investigating officer, Det Sgt Mike West, of Oxford Force CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened or anyone with any information about the incident to contact police.
“The Post Office was busy at the time of the incident and I would ask anyone in there at the time to phone 101 to speak to an officer.
“I would also be interested to hear from anyone who saw men matching the description of the offenders, one of whom was wearing a very distinctive hooded top, in the Observatory Street or Walton Street area after the robbery.”
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or has any information which may help officers with their investigation should contact Det Sgt West via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
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