Two men made off with thousands of pounds from a post office in Sussex this evening, police have told ITV News Meridian.
The men, in their 20s, threatened staff at the shop in Brunswick Road in Shoreham just before half past five.
They are then believed to have run away from the post office in the direction of the railway line.
There's currently a cordon in place while police and crime scene investigators gather evidence.
Police are searching for two robbers who threatened staff with a hammer in Shoreham this evening.
The men broke into the rear of the Post Office in Brunswick Road at around half past five.
They made off with several thousand pounds. Police say the men were in their twenties and wore dark clothing.
An investigation's underway after a man was threatened with a knife and robbed in Southampton.
The 39-year-old victim was walking along the alleyway between Mount Pleasant Road and Imperial Road on the afternoon of the 4th of September when he was approached by two men.
They demanded the victim handed over money. One of the men was holding a knife.
The victim gave them £215 in benefits that he had just collected.
Two men have been jailed for a total of 26 years after burgling a couple at gunpoint in their own home.
Ramone Barnes, 25 and of Croydon in London, and Orville Anderson, 28 and of Tulse Hill in London, were handed prison terms of 14 years and 12 years respectively at Bournemouth Crown Court today, Thursday 4 June 2015, after being convicted of aggravated burglary.
The court heard that at about 1am on Friday 16 August 2013, four masked men smashed a patio door at the rear of a house in East Way as a couple and their two young grandchildren were asleep.
After hearing noises, the grandfather went downstairs and was confronted by the offenders who demanded to know the whereabouts of a safe. One of the men was armed with a hand gun and another with an asp baton.
The armed man ushered the grandfather back upstairs, made him sit in the bedroom and pointed the gun in his face. He threatened the victim that unless he told them where the safe was he would shoot him. However, the couple did not have a safe in their home.
The rest of the gang searched the house and left with the victims’ mobile phones. The court heard that as they left the scene, they accidentally made a call on the grandmother’s mobile phone to the last number she had dialled.
The call, which was to the victim’s daughter, went to answerphone. The recording captured people running down the road but was not good enough quality to hear what was said by Barnes, Anderson and their accomplices. The offenders left no forensic evidence at the scene but detectives traced calls made by the victims’ mobile phones.
Barnes was arrested on 20 August 2013 and Anderson on 7 January 2014 after his DNA was found in Barnes’ car.
A man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a village post office in Kent.
Two men reportedly reportedly carrying a gun targeted the post office in Aldington last month. on the 31st of March.
Ryan Steven Price, who's twenty four and from Rectory Road in St Mary in the Marsh, is due before magistrates.
Police are trying to trace a masked man who robbed a Margate convenience store with a suspected firearm and made off with cash from the till.
They've now released CCTV images of a man they'd like to speak to.
It is believed that at 9.50pm on Tuesday 9 December, a man walked into Lawrence General Stores in St John’s Road carrying an item shaped like a firearm wrapped in a black plastic bag.
He then ordered the member of staff to go into back room and stay there. When the staff member returned, a quantity of cash from the till had been taken.
The suspect was described as fat, and was wearing a dark grey hooded top, light grey woollen gloves, dark jeans and light grey footwear.
His face was covered by a balaclava but it is believed he spoke with an English accent.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference number ZY/40101/14.
An armed gang who carried out a violent robbery on a jewellers in the New Forest have been jailed for a total of 27 years.
The raid on the shop in Lymington took place in October last year. Police tracked the three robbers across Europe to Romania.
At a trial earlier this year in Bournemouth - a jury found a man alleged to be the fourth member of the gang not-guilty of being involved. Richard Slee reports.
Armed robber who used make-up in his disguises sentenced to 28 years in prison for targeting travel agents.
A man who tried to disguise himself with make-up to rob several travel agents has been sentenced to 28 years in prison today.
David Bentley, 54, previously of Court Road in Orpington, subjected staff and customers at travel agents in Tonbridge, Folkestone, Surrey and Lincolnshire to terrifying ordeals while he brandished what they thought was a firearm at them.
In the first incident, on Saturday 27 April 2013 he entered the Thompson travel agents in High Street, Tonbridge. He waved what a female member of staff thought was gun at a and demanded she fill a bag he had with money from the till.
This amounted to more than £7,000. CCTV images showed him escaping in a blue Citroen Picasso, using false number plates, which was later to be identified as being driven by his partner Justyna Pietrzak, 29 from Palmer Road, Gravesend.
The second incident occurred on Wednesday 12 June when he stole more than £21,000 from the Thompson travel agents in Church Street, Folkestone. He entered the store again with what his victims thought was a gun.
A customer walked into the store but when she tried to leave he grabbed hold of her and made her stay in the store.
On Monday 8 July, Bentley stole more than £15,000 in cash and travellers cheques from a Thomas Cook travel agents in Surrey. He again brandished a what was believed to be a firearm and threated members of staff and customers. Witnesses saw him leave in a silver Ford Focus, being driven by a woman, again later identified as Pietrzak.
On Thursday 26 September, Bentley entered the Thompson travel agents in Lincolnshire and again threatened staff with a weapon. But this time the panic alarm was activated. He was seen to drive off in a Honda CRV.
Officers in Lincolnshire later carried out a stop check on the car and arrested Pietrzak. Links were established to Bentley and a warrant was then carried out at his home address in Court Road, Orpington. During the warrant Bentley drove into the parking area of the property in a blue Citroen Picasso, displaying false number plates.
When officers searched Pietrzak’s home in Palmer Avenue, Gravesend, they found a cosmetic box containing makeup.
Other enquiries found that Bentley had been ordering various number plates, later identified as used by the vehicles in the robberies.
But following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court, Bentley was found guilty of four counts of robbery and four counts of possession of an imitation firearm. Pietrzak was found guilty of four counts of robbery and acquitted of firearms charges on 15 September.
On 17 October, Pietrzak was given a suspended sentence for her roles in the robberies.
A shop worker has been threatened with a hammer during an armed robbery in Bournemouth.
Police have released these CCTV images following the incident at the Ladbrokes store on Christchurch Road last night. The offender left with cash.
The offender's been described as white, aged in his mid-thirties, about five feet nine inches tall with short black hair. He was wearing a white shirt with a black pin-striped suit jacket and jeans. He was also carrying a computer style bag.
Nobody was injured during the incident.