11/02/15 Post Office robbery: police explore link with Blyton Post Office raid

Fiskerton Post Office armed robbery: police explore link with Blyton Post Office raid


Police are investigating a possible link between Post Office armed robberies in Fiskerton and Blyton.

A man armed with what appeared to be a gun stole cash during the raid in Ferry Road, Fiskerton, at about 10am on February 10.

While last month, a knife-wielding robbery man held-up the Post Office service in Blyton, Gainsborough, on January 6.

In both cases the offender rode off on a quad bike.

Lincolnshire Police spokesman Dick Holmes said: “We are exploring the possibility that the robberies are linked.

“One offender had a knife, and one what is thought to be a firearm, but in both incidents the offender has got away on a quad bike.”

Two men arrested on suspicion of the robbery in Blyton, a 21-year-old and a 19-year- old from Gainsborough, are on bail.

In the latest raid, a worker was ordered to hand over cash at the Post Office inside Fiskerton Village Hall, with staff members protected by a screen.

It opens on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as an outreach service from Reepham.

Anyone with information about either incident should call police on 101.

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