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Search begins for man who robbed post office in Hitcham

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A man robbed the post office in Hitcham yesterday, while claiming to be in possession of a firearm.

The suspect, who is described as being five foot, 11 inches tall and of stocky build, and who was dressed all in black, approached the counter of the post office in The Causeway at approximately 2.50pm yesterday afternoon, and made a demand for money.

He told the staff he had a gun, although no weapon was seen.

The man then left the premises with tobacco but no cash, before fleeing the scene in a car with another person.

Armed police units were deployed to the area in response to the incident, and began a search for the suspects.

A silver BMW, which is believed to have been involved in the robbery, was later discovered abandoned in the Beaumont Way area of Stowmarket.

The vehicle has now been recovered for forensic examination by investigators.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Constabulary said officers would now like to hear from anybody who may have witnessed any suspicious activity near the Hitcham post office at the time of the incident.

They have also urged anyone with CCTV or dashboard camera footage that might have recorded what happened to make contact.

If you can help, get in touch with Suffolk Police by telephoning 101, quoting the incident reference code CAD 203 of May 16, 2019.

Alternatively, you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.

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