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Post office robbery

PUBLISHED: 17:15 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:36 11 August 2010

A GUN was held to the head of a woman as armed thieves raided a Post Office in Dagenham. The attack took place at around 1.20pm on Friday, April 4 when two men entered the office in Porters Avenue, Dagenham. They approached the counter and held the gun to

A GUN was held to the head of a woman as armed thieves raided a Post Office in Dagenham.

The attack took place at around 1.20pm on Friday, April 4 when two men entered the office in Porters Avenue, Dagenham.

They approached the counter and held the gun to the head of a female employee.

They then threatened a male employee and forced him to let them behind the counter where they stole a quantity of cash.

The thieves, who were both wearing balaclavas, then made off in a black vehicle towards the Roundhouse roundabout.

The victims were badly shaken after the event and described their attackers as white, about 5ft 10ins, 30 to 35-years-old and slim.

The Flying Squad are now appealing for witnesses to this attack and urge anyone who has any details to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Flying Squad on 020 8345 4226 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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