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Armed robbery at Platt Bridge Post Office
Wednesday 9th October, 2013

A man grabbed a member of staff by the arm and threatened her with a knife during an armed robbery at a Post Office in Wigan.

At about 3.05pm on Friday 4 October 2013, the man was holding what looked like a parcel and went to the collections window, at the Post Office on Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge.

When a member of staff opened the window, the offender grabbed her by the arm, threatened her with a kitchen knife and demanded cash.

Cash was stolen, however the alarm was activated which prompted the man to leave.

The offender is described as being a white man, about 6ft tall and of slim build. He was wearing two scarves to help cover his face; one was black and cream and over the lower part of his face, and the other was red and over the top of his head.

He was also wearing skiing glasses.

Detective Constable Alison Wallwork said: "While members of staff were not hurt, they have been left badly shaken up by what happened.

"We are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Being a Friday afternoon, it was busy in this area. There would have been stationary traffic and people on their way to schools to collect children."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7321 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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