Crimewatch appeal over Bletchingley post office raid

CCTV image of suspect Image copyright Surrey Police
Image caption Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to

Detectives have appealed for help in solving an early morning armed raid on a post office in Surrey in which two people were restrained.

CCTV footage showing the robbery in Bletchingley High Street was shown on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

A man in his 30s and a woman in her 50s were threatened by the robber at about 06:15 GMT on 31 December, and their wrists were bound with cable ties.

The suspect fled with cash, scratch cards and cigarettes.

A firearm which is believed to have been used in the raid was found in a lay-by off Little Common Lane.

Surrey Police said firearms experts believed it was a gas powered BB gun.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the man was urged to contact officers.

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