Armed robbers threaten staff with ‘shotgun’ in Wakefield

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MASKED ROBBERS threatened staff with what is believed to be a shotgun during an attempted raid at a Post Office in Wakefield.

Staff were left shaken after the incident at Sandal Post Office on Barnsley Road on Monday, December 1.

Detective Sergeant Pete Whittam, from Wakefield District CID, said: “The incident occurred around 5.30pm when two masked men entered the store and threatened a female member of staff, who was behind the post office counter, with what is believed to have been a shotgun.

“At that point a male member of staff, who was in another area of shop, activated the alarm and the men fled the store empty-handed. The suspects are then believed to have left the area in a silver coloured vehicle, possibly an estate type car, which was parked nearby on Sandal Avenue and is thought to have left the area at high speed driving up Castle Road.”

No one was injured in the incident. Anyone with information can call Wakefield District CID on 101.