Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire post office staff threatened with handgun

An armed robbery has been carried out on a Hampshire post office.

Just before 09:00 BST, a man wearing a white balaclava entered the Post Office in Hampton Lane, Blackfield, police said.

Armed with a handgun he threatened staff and took an undisclosed quantity of cash.

Two members of staff and one customer were in the shop at the time. No-one is believed to have been hurt in the raid.

The man left the scene on a grey mountain bike, heading in the direction of Exbury Road.

A police search using a helicopter and dog teams failed to find the man.

Officers said they believed it was an isolated incident and not connected to firearms incidents in Brockenhurst and Lymington last year.

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