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Staff member threatened during armed robbery of Co Down Post Office

Published 06/10/2015

A member of staff has been threatened after a man carrying a suspected gun robbed a Post Office in Co Down.

The incident happened in Annsborough on Monday afternoon at around 2.10pm.

It was reported that an unknown male, carrying a suspected firearm, entered the premises and threatened a member of staff before making off with a sum of cash from the till.

The man is described as being approximately 6ft tall and was wearing grey track bottoms, grey top, hat and gloves.

It is believed he made off in the direction of Ballynahinch in a silver coloured Vauxhall Corsa car that was driven by a second male.

A silver Vauxhall Corsa, believed to have been involved, was found on fire a short distance away on McKays Road.

Detective Inspector Denise Graham is appealing for anyone who witnessed the robbery or the Vauxhall Corsa car in the Annsborough area around the time of the incident to contact Detectives in Downpatrick Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

 Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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