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Hammer used in Chilton Polden post office raid
A POST Office employee has been threatened with a hammer during an attempted robbery at a branch in Chilton Polden.
The raid occurred at 10.40am yesterday (October 9) when a man wearing a balaclava and carrying a hammer entered the Post Office and threatened a staff member.
A police spokesman said: “When she called for help he left empty handed.
“A black or dark-coloured Ford Fiesta was then seen driving in Chilton Polden at an excessive speed.”
The incident was reported to police and an investigation by Bridgwater CID has begun. Statements have been taken and police have spoken to residents.
Detectives are investigating whether an incident the previous day is connected to the robbery.
At 8.30am on Tuesday (October 8) a man was seen sitting within sight of the post office in a red van. The vehicle was possibly a Vauxhall Combo or Ford Transit Connect around ten to 12 years old. The number plate is believed to have been EN03 *AR or similar.
The spokesman added: “The man was approached by a local resident, who mistook him for someone expected to do some building work on his chimney. He said he was that man, initially going into the house before making his excuses and leaving.”
The person seen driving the Ford Fiesta is described as a white man, late twenties or early thirties, clean shaven and with short, dark hair.
The person in the van is described as a white man, in his 30s, clean shaven with dark, curly hair.
Anyone with information about the incidents should contact Bridgwater CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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