Woman arrested over post office raids is due to answer bail

West End Post Office, Costessey

West End Post Office, Costessey - Credit: Peter Walsh, Archant Norfolk

A woman arrested after two Norfolk post office robberies is due to answer bail later this month.

A man entered the post office at West End Costessey with what is described as a firearm and demanded staff hand over money from the till. 

Staff at the store have described how they refused to hand over cash despite the  suspect pointing a gun at them, before he ran off.

Susan Potter, left, a worker at West End Post Office in Costessey with Lucky Karavadra, sub postmaster.

Susan Potter, left, a worker at West End Post Office in Costessey with Lucky Karavadra, sub postmaster. - Credit: Peter Walsh, Archant Norfolk

Firearms officers were deployed to the scene following the attempted robbery which happened at about 3.45pm on January 26.

Police were also called to a second incident at Victoria Stores in Church Plain, Mattishall, which happened at around 3.10pm on January 26.

Two men entered the store, one armed with what is described as a firearm. 

Both demanded money and the store worker refused, the pair left and grabbed property on their way out.

A woman in her 40s and a man in his 20s were arrested in connection with both incidents at Costessey and Mattishall.

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A police spokesman said the woman arrested had been rebailed until February23 while the male arrested is due to answer bail on February 23.

Enquiries are ongoing to find a second man involved in the incident at Mattishall.




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