[27 SEP 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Men In Masks Rob
Rural Post Office
Masked men on
motorbikes raided a rural post office in North Warwickshire making
the owner flee in terror.
The trio struck
at Fillongley, near Nuneaton, about 4.30pm yesterday and police
say someone must have seen them arrive or leave the scene in
They smashed up
part of the shop and the owner got out of the way and left them to
take their haul.
Insp Colin Russt
thought three men approached the premises on a motorbike from
the direction of Church Lane.
offenders entered the post office wearing balaclavas and smashed
the glass screen separating staff from customers.
proprietor fled immediately to another room for protection. And
the offenders stole a quantity of money before leaving the scene
on the same motorbike and travelling back in the direction of
“This was a
particularly nasty incident carried out in broad daylight.
nobody was hurt. But we are confident someone must have seen
something of this unfolding.”
information should ring Nuneaton CID on 024 7664 1111 or
CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.