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Suspected robbers quizzed after raid

PUBLISHED: 08:32 18 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:34 06 July 2010

Anthony Carroll

Three suspected armed robbers are being questioned by Yarmouth detectives after a morning raid at a rural Norfolk post office.

Three suspected armed robbers are being questioned by Yarmouth detectives after a morning raid at a rural Norfolk post office.

The men, aged 22, 26 and 29, were arrested on the suspicion of armed robbery after an incident yesterday at the post office in Rollesby, near Yarmouth.

Detectives also arrested two youths in connection with the robbery.

At about 9.15am two men wearing balaclavas armed, with what detectives believe to be sledgehammers, smashed their way into the building off Fleggburgh Road.

Julie Moule, police spokeswoman, said: “No one was threatened or injured during the incident and there were no customers in the shop in at the time.

“The robbers left with a quantity of cash and made off in a silver car which police have since recovered.”

“Three men aged 22, 26 and 29, have been arrested in connection with this incident and are now in custody helping police with their enquiries.

“A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl have also been arrested on suspicion perverting the cause of justice.”

No one at the Rollesby post office would comment on the robbery.

Last night the police said that they were not in a position yet to release any further details on the people arrested and the incident including how much was taken in the raid.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the robbery or to anyone who may have seen any suspicious people in the area.

Anyone with information should contact Yarmouth CID on 0845 4564567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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