Pub worker attacked as takings stolen
POLICE are today hunting a robber who hit a Felixstowe pub worker over the head, and stole the takings.The male member of staff at The Owl and Pussycat public house on Grange Farm Avenue had closed the pub and was cashing up, when the raider struck sometime between 12.
By Georgina James
POLICE are today hunting a robber who hit a Felixstowe pub worker over the head, and stole the takings.
The male member of staff at The Owl and Pussycat public house on Grange Farm Avenue had closed the pub and was cashing up, when the raider struck sometime between 12.45am and 1.05am today.
The victim, who did not want to be named, said: "I'm fine. I just got a bump on the head but I am suffering with a bit of a headache.
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"Obviously the whole experience was very frightening."
The victim lost consciousness as a result of the attack and woke minutes later to discover a substantial amount of money had been taken.
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"I was cashing up in the bar area when I heard a noise," said the victim.
"I though it was my little girl so I went upstairs to see if she was okay but she was asleep.
"I then came back down, went into the kitchen to have a look around and as I was leaving I took a blow to the back of my head."
"When I woke up I could see the tills and safe had been emptied. Fortunately we had not had a hugely busy day yesterday, but I'm not sure exactly how much was stolen."
It is not known how many offenders were involved in the raid, but police believe entry was gained via an unlocked door.
The victim did not need to go to hospital, but received treatment at the pub from paramedics.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident to contact Felixstowe CID on 01473 613500.