Appeal after attempted knifepoint post office robbery
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Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man with a knife attempted to steal cash from a post office in Burton.
Police were called to Wellington Street, Burton, at around 3.40pm yesterday (Thursday 17 March).
Officers attended and were told a male offender had entered the premises a short time prior to officers’ arrival, produced a knife and threatened staff, before demanding money.
Staff members raised the alarm and the offender ran off empty-handed in the direction of Burton Town Hall.
Those present in the premises at the time were left shaken but unhurt.
Now officers have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 9in’ tall, of slim build, wearing black clothing and a red balaclava.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have relevant dashcam or CCTV footage of the area at the time of the attempted robbery should contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 425 of 17 March.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.