Thursday, 8 December 2011

E-Cops - Post Office Robbery

As you are probably aware, the Bar Hill Post Office was the target of criminals on Monday 5th December. Whilst our enquiries are progressing into this incident, the purpose of this message is to increase your awareness of this type of offence. Our experience of such robberies shows that criminals plan their attacks with some care and you all can assist in preventing them at this point by becoming our eyes and ears in the vicinity of your local post office. 

You are well placed to spot an unusual vehicle, particularly when it contains multiple occupants, within your community or people paying particular attention to your post office. This might occur at any time during the day or as dusk falls. 

We would ask you not to approach anyone in these circumstances but to call us immediately on either 101 or, if you feel there is a crime in action, 999. By assisting us in this way, you can greatly frustrate the opportunity for a similar offence to take place.

Your neighbourhood officers will be increasing their patrol activity around your post offices in support of this activity so please stop and speak to them if you require advice or help. 

South Cambs Neighbourhood Policing Team