Police are appealing for witnesses after two men carried out an armed robbery at a village post office in County Durham.
The incident happened shortly after 5.30pm on Tuesday 25th March as the postmaster was beginning to close down the premises on Front Street in Cockfield near West Auckland.
Two men with scarves covering the lower part of their faces entered the post office and one of them brandished what appeared to be a handgun at the 60-year-old postmaster.
They threatened him and made him open the safe at the rear of the building.
The robbers forced the postmaster to hand over a substantial sum of cash before leaving.
It is not known if they had a getaway vehicle.Their victim was shocked but unhurt.
No-one else was inside the post office at the time of the raid.
Police on Tyneside are hunting a man they believe tied up a woman and appealing left with a quantity of cash after a robbery in a post office.
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a Post Office on Tyneside. Officers were called to a branch in the Gosforth area of Newcastle at just before 9am on Friday after reports a man had stolen cash and tied up a female member of staff.
The man is described as being white, more than six feet tall, medium build and wearing a blue or purple hooded top. He was seen in Gosforth Central Park, close to the scene of the robbery near the High Street, at around 8am.
A woman is suffering from shock and minor injuries, after being tied up during a robbery.
It happened this morning, at the post office where she worked in Gosforth on Tyneside.
Police in Newcastle are appealing for information after a woman was left tied up after a robbery in a Post Office.
The alarm at the Post Office in the Gosforth Centre, High Street, at 8.47 am this morning (Friday, February 21).
When officers they arrived they found that the shop had been robbed and that a female member of staff had been tied up.
She was left shaken by the incident and with minor injuries.
Police have launched an investigation after a post office worker was tied up during a robbery in Gosforth. The woman has been left with minor injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a post office worker was tied up during a robbery in Gosforth. The woman has been left with minor injuries after the robbery at the Post Office in the Gosforth Centre on the High Street, just before 9am on February 21.
A 41 year old man has been arrested following a robbery at a Post Office in North Shields. It happened on Nile Street at 7pm last night. Two men smashed a window to gain entry and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. A member of staff was treated by paramedics for shock.
Police investigating a robbery in South Tyneside believe the suspect made off in a vehicle driven by a second man.
Officers received a report at around 11.30am that a man armed with what is believed to be a firearm went into Whitburn Post Office at North Guards in Whitburn.
It's not known whether it was real or imitation at this stage.
He made off with a mobile phone, leaving staff unhurt but shaken.
It's believed the suspect got into a small black car outside the Post Office, driven by a second man, which drove off along North Guards towards Cleadon Lane.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.