Downton Cross Roads Post Office raid: Woman threatened

Downton Cross Roads Post Office Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to the Downton Cross Roads Post Office on Saturday

A woman was threatened with a weapon, thought to have been concealed in a carrier bag, during a robbery at a Post Office in south Wiltshire.

The man entered the store in The Headlands, Downton, on Saturday before forcing her to hand over cash.

A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said the robbery took place at 08:14 GMT and detectives are appealing for witnesses.

The offender is described as white, 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a blue hooded top with a scarf across his face

"Anyone who saw the man beforehand or a blue BMW saloon car is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers," the force spokesman added.

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