Burglars hunted after post office attack

POLICE are today hunting for burglars who escaped with cash after breaking into a house and village post office.The intruders broke into the living quarters at Lavenham Post Office on the village High Street, between 3.

POLICE are today hunting for burglars who escaped with cash after breaking into a house and village post office.

The intruders broke into the living quarters at Lavenham Post Office on the village High Street, between 3.30am and 5am yesterday, and fled with thousands of pounds after activating an alarm system.

They searched postmaster John Garbett's living accommodation as he slept in an upstairs room, and stole a wallet before moving to the post office area.

Mr Garbett was awoken by the alarms going off and telephoned the police. He later discovered the raiders had run off with a large quantity of cash from the post office.

The postmaster said he is disturbed by the incident that is the third attempt by thieves to break into the premises this year.

He said: "This is the third attempted break-in at the post office this year and it is certainly not making life an easier. This type of thing doesn't help me or the people in the village, it causes disruption and we will not be able to re-open until everything has been audited."

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A spokesman for Post Office Limited said: "The intruders did escape with a large quantity of cash, but fortunately nobody was hurts as a result of the incident. We are now urging anyone with any information about the burglary to come forward."

Detectives investigating the break-in, are now appealing for witnesses or anybody who noticed anyone acting suspiciously to contact them immediately.

Anyone with any information should telephone Det Con John Gibbens at Sudbury police on 01284 774300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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