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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 Coventry Road.

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 said:

“It is thought three men approached the premises on a motorbike from the direction of Church Lane.

“The offenders entered the post office wearing balaclavas and smashed the glass screen separating staff from customers.

“The 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 Church Lane.

“This was a particularly nasty incident carried out in broad daylight.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt. But we are confident someone must have seen something of this unfolding.”

Anyone with information should ring Nuneaton CID on 024 7664 1111 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 27 Sep 00
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