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Long Stratton robbery latest: Description of suspect who leapt over counter with two knives and threatened staff is given by police

Norfolk Police detectives have issued a further statement and description relating to a robbery which took place in Long Stratton yesterday.

Police are searching for a white male in his 20s, between five feet six inches and five feet eight inches tall, of slight to medium build, who was wearing dark clothing and a face covering.

The man entered the Post Office on Swan Lane in Long Stratton at around 9.30am on Tuesday, brandishing two knives and leaping over the counter to confront three members of staff.

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

He demanded money and threatened staff before fleeing with a quantity of cash.

Nobody was injured during the incident, but staff have been left "very distressed" and "shaken," according to police.

Officers attending the scene and carried out searches in the local area in efforts to trace the suspect, who is still on the run.

Detective Inspector Chris Burgess said: "The suspect went into the shop and jumped over the post office counter before threatening staff with two knives. The three staff members were understandably left very distressed by what happened but were fortunately uninjured. We’re following various lines of enquiry and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken to police or has information concerning the suspect.

Anyone within information should contact Norwich CID on 101 or alternatively call Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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