CCTV released in hunt for armed robbers who raided post office in Pokesdown

CCTV: two men sought after armed robbery at post office in Pokesdown

CCTV: two men sought after armed robbery at post office in Pokesdown

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DETECTIVES have released CCTV images of two people they want to quiz after armed robbers raided a post office in Bournemouth.

Two men held up the cashiers at the shop in Christchurch Road in Pokesdown/East Boscombe at around 2.35pm on Friday January 10.

They entered the Hambledon Road Post Office branch with their faces and heads covered and one man threatened a shop assistant with what is believed to be a handgun.

Some £300 cash was handed over to the offenders who left the store, and no one was injured in the incident.

They were last seen running down Hambledon Road in the direction of Meon Road.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Constable Leo Glendon, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “Following enquiries I am now able to release CCTV images.

“I am very keen to speak to the men pictured as they may have information which will assist in our investigation.

“I would ask these men or anyone who recognises them, to contact me urgently.”

Gokhan Cayir, 29, was working at the Premier newsagent next door when a “distressed” woman rushed in on Friday January 10.

“I had not heard anything, but a woman ran into the shop,” he said.

“She was very distressed, and she was crying. She said there had been a robbery. I went outside and saw two men running off.”

Other traders in Christchurch Road, near to the junction with Hambledon Road, said the robbery must have taken place “quickly and quietly”.

Angela Trott, owner of It’s Epic embroidery and printing shop across the road, saw the aftermath of the incident.

She said: “It is normally quiet round here. I was just saying yesterday I’m glad I don’t work somewhere with money on the premises, it’s scary.”

A member of the public reported that armed police stormed the Boscombe East Post Office branch first.

Witnesses can contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 10:241, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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5:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ashleycross says...

There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.
There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road. ashleycross
  • Score: -11

5:33pm Mon 13 Jan 14

GAHmusic says...

Well that narrows it down then
Well that narrows it down then GAHmusic
  • Score: 5

5:50pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

ashleycross wrote:
There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.
Where does say it is in Hambledon Road would you wander all along Christchurch Road to find it.
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.[/p][/quote]Where does say it is in Hambledon Road would you wander all along Christchurch Road to find it. Lord Spring
  • Score: -6

6:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

From the CCTV pictures they appear to be just a couple of chancers.... doubt they'll be to difficult to nab, them or someone who knows them will blab.
From the CCTV pictures they appear to be just a couple of chancers.... doubt they'll be to difficult to nab, them or someone who knows them will blab. O'Reilly
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

JemBmth says...

Great help. That's about a million people to question.
Great help. That's about a million people to question. JemBmth
  • Score: 3

6:34pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Boscomite says...

"I am very keen to speak to the men pictured as they may have information which will assist in our investigation. "
Detective work at it's finest.
"I am very keen to speak to the men pictured as they may have information which will assist in our investigation. " Detective work at it's finest. Boscomite
  • Score: 17

6:39pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Butterfly Collector says...

Are there no CCTv cameras inside the Post Office?
May get a better view of them.
Are there no CCTv cameras inside the Post Office? May get a better view of them. Butterfly Collector
  • Score: 6

6:43pm Mon 13 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Would be more helpfully if shops replaced ueless CCTV with Indelible spray.anyone associated with someone coming home coloured purple and suddenly wealthier..Would also be in the frame
Would be more helpfully if shops replaced ueless CCTV with Indelible spray.anyone associated with someone coming home coloured purple and suddenly wealthier..Would also be in the frame kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 6

6:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Understated says...

i thought that they would be safe behind the glass in a post office, to duck down and press the alarm where you cant be seen or shot, they cant reach through and open a cash till for money either.

the CCTV images dont help very much, how can you honestly recognise someone when the face is hidden and they are wearing generic clothing
i thought that they would be safe behind the glass in a post office, to duck down and press the alarm where you cant be seen or shot, they cant reach through and open a cash till for money either. the CCTV images dont help very much, how can you honestly recognise someone when the face is hidden and they are wearing generic clothing Understated
  • Score: -1

7:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

ashleycross wrote:
There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.
As your the only one on here who knows where it is.Do you own a pair of white trainers and a hoody .put your hands up your bum .your under arrest
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.[/p][/quote]As your the only one on here who knows where it is.Do you own a pair of white trainers and a hoody .put your hands up your bum .your under arrest kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 7

7:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

ashleycross wrote:
There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.
As your the only one on here who knows where it is.Do you own a pair of white trainers and a hoody .put your hands up your bum .your under arrest
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.[/p][/quote]As your the only one on here who knows where it is.Do you own a pair of white trainers and a hoody .put your hands up your bum .your under arrest kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

7:30pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bobthedestroyer says...

ashleycross wrote:
There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.
The Post Office is referred to as Hambledon Road Branch as per the story. It is on Christchurch Road opposite Hambledon Road.
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.[/p][/quote]The Post Office is referred to as Hambledon Road Branch as per the story. It is on Christchurch Road opposite Hambledon Road. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 5

7:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
ashleycross wrote:
There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.
The Post Office is referred to as Hambledon Road Branch as per the story. It is on Christchurch Road opposite Hambledon Road.
Give us a break with your tedious local knowledge.we Don,t care.sure none of use are planning to rob the place again,pudding head.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: There is no post office on Hambledon Road. This post office is on Christchurch Road near the junction with Hambledon Road.[/p][/quote]The Post Office is referred to as Hambledon Road Branch as per the story. It is on Christchurch Road opposite Hambledon Road.[/p][/quote]Give us a break with your tedious local knowledge.we Don,t care.sure none of use are planning to rob the place again,pudding head. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

6:23am Tue 14 Jan 14

blakieboy7 says...

The police clearly don't have a lot to work with using the CCTV images. However, it would be useful for them to publicise the accents of the culprits, assuming they spoke to the staff and didn't just gave a note
The police clearly don't have a lot to work with using the CCTV images. However, it would be useful for them to publicise the accents of the culprits, assuming they spoke to the staff and didn't just gave a note blakieboy7
  • Score: 4

12:26pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Eloracep says...

Not sure the exact location is relevant - as in other posts..........

However, I use this post office regularly and it is run by lovely, friendly, helpful people and I hope they have not been too traumatised by this. My best wishes to them both.
Not sure the exact location is relevant - as in other posts.......... However, I use this post office regularly and it is run by lovely, friendly, helpful people and I hope they have not been too traumatised by this. My best wishes to them both. Eloracep
  • Score: 3

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