Postmistress tells of raid terror
BRAVE postmistress Bridget Weller was back at work just hours after an armed raider pointed a gun at her and demanded cash.Mrs Weller foiled the gunmen's attempts after he pushed a carrier bag under the glass panel and demanded she fill it with money.
BRAVE postmistress Bridget Weller was back at work just hours after an armed raider pointed a gun at her and demanded cash.
Mrs Weller foiled the gunmen's attempts after he pushed a carrier bag under the glass panel and demanded she fill it with money.
The 30-year-old, who runs the post office with her husband Simon, said she was in the shop alone when the raider made his approach.
Mrs Weller said: "It had been quite busy so he was obviously waiting until everyone had gone.
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"It is the first time it has happened to me so it was a shock."
Despite having a gun pointed at her, Mrs Weller said that it was only after the incident that she felt frightened, but she was back behind the counter by the early afternoon.
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She said: "I am glad I came back to work when I did otherwise I might have started to dwell on things.
"But I feel fine now."
The raid happened at around 9.40am on Friday when the man, wearing an anorak with a large hood obscuring his face walked in and pointed the gun under the counter.
Mrs Weller said: "He pushed the carrier bag towards me and said fill this.
"I just said 'no' and hit the alarm and then ran out the back."
Alerting her husband Simon who was in their home attached to the Post Office, he ran outside but there was no sign of the raider who had fled empty handed.
Police are not linking the raid to a number of raids that have happened in the county in recent months, including two at Stonham Parva, one in Hacheston and another in Yoxford.
The gunman is described as black and in his mid 20s. He was wearing a padded navy blue hooded jacket, dark jeans and white trousers.
Police want to hear from anyone in the area who saw anyone matching this description.
Anyone with information about the crime should call Ipswich CID on 01473 383133.