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Reward and renewed appeal after robbery at Portswood Post Office

Hampshire Constabulary Media Release

Police are issuing CCTV images in an appeal for information as an investigation continues into a robbery at a Post Office in the Portswood area of Southampton.

Three masked men went into a branch on Portswood Road at 9.20am on Friday, April 17, 2015 and stole cash from the tills.

The Post Office is offering a £4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Initial enquires suggest a silver Vauxhall Astra had been driven into Addis Square behind the Post Office.

Three men left the car, and a fourth man remained inside.

The three robbers forced their way behind the counter before making off with a grey/black cashiers tray containing a large quantity of money.

After the robbery, the silver Vauxhall Astra was seen being driven away in the direction of Brookvale Road.

Three suspects were described as:

1) A white man, 5 ft 7 ins tall, stocky build, wearing an orange bandana

2) A white man, 5 ft 7 ins tall, stocky build, wearing a black hooded top with a face covering.

3) A white man, skinny build, wearing a grey hooded top, and some type of white mask/scarf across his face.

No one was injured during the robbery.

A Post Office spokeswoman said:

“The people who run our Post Office branches provide important services to local communities.  Any robbery or attempted robbery is very traumatic for those involved.  We will be supporting the police in their efforts to apprehend those responsible with a reward of £4,000 for information leading to their arrest and conviction.“

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to get in touch with Detective Constable Mark Harris from the Western Investigation Team by phoning 101 and quoting reference 44150 128445. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.



Crime reference 44150 128445

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