Robbery takes place at the Post Office in Hitcham

A man believed to be armed with a gun has robbed the Post Office, in Hitcham.

Officers were called to The Causeway at approximately 2.50pm yesterday after a man approached the counter making demands for money. He claimed he had a gun although no firearm was seen.

The suspect is described as about 5ft 11ins tall, was dressed all in black, as being of stocky build and was wearing a black hooded top and black shoes.

The offender left the premises with tobacco but no cash and fled the scene in a car with another person. No-one was hurt in the incident.

A silver BMW believed to have been involved in the incident was later found abandoned in the Beaumont Way area of Stowmarket and has been recovered for forensic examination by police.

Armed units were deployed and searches for the suspects were carried out but they remain outstanding and enquiries are ongoing.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of Hitcham at the time of the robbery and in the Beaumont Way area of Stowmaket later in the afternoon. They are particularly appealing for anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage which may have captured the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting CAD reference 203.Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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