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Crack down on Post Office crime

Crack down on Post Office crime Credit: PA

A campaign is being launched in Liverpool to stop post office robberies.

Charity Crimestoppers and the Post Office Limited are partnering to tackle crimes committed in the city against post office branches. Liverpool and Manchester were named hot spot areas.

The ‘Stamping Out Crime’ campaign will use posters and tools such as social media to encourage members of the public to share crucial information that could see those who have committed offences against Post Office brought to justice.

Crimestoppers is also offering a reward of up to £25,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction for an offence committed against Post Office (in branch) that is passed through the charity’s 0800 555 111 number.

Inspector Joanne Preston, Merseyside Police, said:

"Business robberies are not victimless crimes. Post Offices provide a vital service to their community and are often run by local people themselves. Being targeted by armed robberies can be an incredibly harrowing experience for staff and customers alike.

So it is in everyone's interests to do all we can to make life as tough as possible for these criminals."

Customers threatened in armed robbery in Skelmersdale

Staff and customers were threatened in an armed robbery at at post post office in Skelmersdale.

Two men, one armed with a firearm entered the Sandy Lane Post Office on Westgate at 11am this morning.

“Fortunately none of the staff or customers were injured but all have been left traumatised by the incident.

– Detective Constable Martin Hulme, Skelmersdale CID

Both men are described as white in their late teens or early 20’s. One of the men was around 6 feet tall, medium build wearing dark clothing. The second man was approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall and of slim build