Hundreds of pounds worth of alcohol and cigarettes stolen in raid at post office

PUBLISHED: 13:05 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:05 22 January 2018

The post office in Silver Street, Wethersfield. Picture: GOOGLE

The post office in Silver Street, Wethersfield. Picture: GOOGLE

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Police are appealing for witnesses after hundreds of pounds worth of good were stolen from a post office in Wethersfield.

The post office in Silver Street was broken into at about 4.35am on Tuesday, January 9.

Cigarettes and alcohol worth a three figure sum were stolen.

The suspects left in a white car, which was described as being either an Audi or BMW and was seen to drive at speed in the direction of Finchingfield.

Police said no further description of the suspects is known, although it is believed there were at least two and they wore dark clothing.

Investigating officer, PC Jack Mabbett said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who has a more detailed description of the car and the suspects, or has any information about those responsible.

“The burglary has had a significant impact on the victims, not only because of the financial loss that could affect their business but also the emotional impact, particularly on their seven-year-old son.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Mabbett in the Braintree local policing team on 101, quoting reference 42/3830/18.

Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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