Two men arrested on suspicion of raiding post office armed with crossbow

December 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police today arrested two men on suspicion of carrying out a terrifying raid on a post office in which a shopkeeper was injured when a CROSSBOW was shoved in his face.

Two men arrested on suspicion of raiding post office armed with crossbow

CCTV showed two men threatening the postmaster and demanded money and cigarettes before carrying out the attack at 6.15 am on Wednesday morning.

One of the men left the traumatised worker with facial injuries when he shoved the crossbow into his face before the pair ran off.

Police initially arrested a 19-year-old man and have later arrested a 23-year-old man.

Two men arrested on suspicion of raiding post office armed with crossbow

A police spokesman said: ”A 19 year old local man has today been arrested in connection with the robbery at the Post Office and is in custody.

”A cross bow has been recovered. The shop owner received a minor injury when the cross bow was thrust in his face.

”They threatened the shop owner and demanded money from the till and cigarettes from behind the counter.”

A police spokesman later confirmed a 23-year-old man had been arrested with the 19-year-old remaining in custody.

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