10/02/15 Armed robbery at Fiskerton Post Office

1Armed robbery at Fiskerton village hall post office near Lincoln


A police cordon is in place around Fiskerton village hall

A man armed with what appeared to be a gun has robbed a post office in Fiskerton.

Police were called at 10.05am on February 10 to reports of a robbery at the post office in the village hall on Ferry Road.

Officers say the man, who was white, aged around 25, was wearing a balaclava, a dark grey jumper, dark grey trousers and work boots.

He demanded cash and fled the scene when it was handed over.

One member of staff was involved in the incident and was not injured.

Police are currently in attendance at the scene as investigations continue.

The post office is a secure counter inside the village hall, with staff members protected by a screen. It opens on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as an outreach service from Reepham.

Residents say they are shocked that the village hall is the scene of a robbery.

Doreen Houlden, 79, of Ferry Road, said: “I hope the police catch this man quickly.”

Husband Mo Houlden, 80, said: “I have lived here all my life and we have never had any trouble like this.”

Patricia Spriggs, also of Ferry Road, said: “This is a very quiet village and to hear something like this has happened is so surprising.”

Anyone who saw anything unusual in the area or saw a man matching the description, or saw anyone riding a quad bike in the area around 10am should call Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 90 of February 10.

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