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Armed robbery at the Post Office in Pokesdown
Updated 6:33pm Friday 10th January 2014 in News
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- Police have sealed off the Post Office along Christchurch Road after an armed robbery
- The police helicopter has been seen over the scene.
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NPAS- 45 was also over Pokesdown earlier following an armed robbery at a Post Office. Enquiries still ongoing with @dorsetpolice— @NPAS_Winfrith 10 January 2014
We've just had these pictures back from Jon who is at the scene:
Gokhan Cayir, 29, who works at Premier newsagent next door, said: "It was about 45 minutes ago.
"I had not heard anything, but a woman ran into the shop. She was very distressed, and she was crying. She said there had been a robbery. I went outside and saw two men running off."
Andrew Walton, who works at Immortal Tattoo nearby, said he wasn't aware of the robbery until he saw blue flashing lights.
"I hadn't seen or heard anything about it until I saw the police," he said.
"The Post Office is still cordoned off, and there are two police cars there at the moment."
We heard from a eyewitness in a nearby business who said: "We heard commotion outside, then we came out and minutes later five or six police cars were there and the helicopter circling above.
"The police are everywhere and the area's been cordoned off."
Here's a map of where the Hambledon Road branch of the Post Office is:
Just to confirm reports of an armed PO robbery in Pokesdown, it is not us but our colleagues at Hambledon Road Branch @Bournemouthecho— @bepo836 10 January 2014
Police have said at 2.36pm officers were called to an armed robbery at the Post Office along Christchurch Road in Bournemouth.
Officers, including armed units, are searching the area and a cordon is in place.
Our reporter Will is heading to the scene so we're expecting updates from him very shortly.
@Bournemouthecho pokesdown post office, police and helicopter present! http://t.co/pLzSaX1kEs— @JessRabbit1969 10 January 2014
Why is there a police helicopter over Christchurch @Bournemouthecho— @HRodgeono 10 January 2014
What's going on in Pokesdown, Police Helicopter, and police everywhere @Bournemouthecho— @jeod4 10 January 2014
@Bournemouthecho Why is the Police helicopter circling round the Iford / Bournemouth Hospital area?— @barbalade 10 January 2014
The Post Office in Pokesdown has been sealed off following reports of an armed robbery
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