Postmaster vows to carry on
A POST office manager vowed to carry on today and bravely opened his village shop after a frightening raid.Graham Westley is determined that he will not be intimidated by the raiders who threatened him with what he believes was some form of weapon in his Suffolk post office.
A POST office manager vowed to carry on today and bravely opened his village shop after a frightening raid.
Graham Westley is determined that he will not be intimidated by the raiders who threatened him with what he believes was some form of weapon in his Suffolk post office.
Although no actual weapon was seen, the raider pointed a carrier bag with something in it at 38-year-old Mr Westley when he walked into the village stores and post office yesterday afternoon.
Thankfully he was not hurt in the raid but was left extremely shaken.
As revealed on the Evening Star's website yesterday the two men made off with cash after threatening Mr Westley who was alone in the shop at around 1.40pm.
Mr Westley described how he put his hands in the air and was ready to dive to the floor at any moment when the offender pointed the bag at him.
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He said: "It was not until afterwards that I was really frightened.
"(when he left) I rushed outside but there was no-one there so I ran back in and dialled 999.
"That is when I really started shaking."
Despite his ordeal, Mr Westley was back behind the counter of the village store today although the post office was closed for checks and will probably be closed until Tuesday.
He said: "This has not deterred me from providing a community service."
After demanding Mr Westley put cash in a bag, the robber then left the store and was seen meeting another white man outside. Seconds later a dark coloured BMW was seen leaving the area.
Police have appealed for information from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or who may have been in the area at the time.
They also want to hear from anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured BMW being driven in the area.
The robber was described as white with weathered skin and was about 5ft 6ins tall.
He was wearing a dark woollen hat with an orange or red stripe around it, gloves, a red and white scarf, black bomber jacket and dark trousers that were possibly jeans.
Anyone with information should call Leiston CID on 01986 835300 or 0800 555 111