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Gunman holds up post office

The Argus: Armed robbery by pistol wielding man at post office Armed robbery by pistol wielding man at post office

A man armed with a gun has escaped with hundreds of pounds worth of cash after a daring robbery this afternoon.

Police were called to the Post Office, in Salvington Road, Worthing, at 1.50pm this afternoon to reports of a man with a 'pistol-type' weapon with which he threatened a female staff member. 

The man is described as around 6ft3ins tall, in his early twenties, wearing jeans, a dark hooded top with a green letter M on the front and back, and carrying a rucksack.

He is also described as ginger, and was wearing thin-framed glasses and a balaclava.

Detective Inspector Andy Westwood said: "We are appealing for anyone who recognises the description of the man or who saw someone acting suspiciously outside the post office or in Franklin Road before the robbery to contact us.

"The post office worker was not hurt but understandably has been left very shaken by what happened.

"Please contact us if you saw or heard anything that could help us with the investigation."

Police are searching for the man and any witnesses can contact police on 101, quoting serial 739/May 9.

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5:53pm Fri 9 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"He is also described as ginger,"

pmsl....
"He is also described as ginger," pmsl.... ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Fri 9 May 14

Patsyr says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"He is also described as ginger,"

pmsl....
This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "He is also described as ginger," pmsl....[/p][/quote]This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger. Patsyr
  • Score: -11

6:00pm Fri 9 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Patsyr wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"He is also described as ginger,"

pmsl....
This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.
That makes it even funnier!
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "He is also described as ginger," pmsl....[/p][/quote]This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.[/p][/quote]That makes it even funnier! ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 6

6:39pm Fri 9 May 14

Brighton Living says...

6ft 3" , Ginger and wearing glasses .......... Not the best person to commit a crime.
6ft 3" , Ginger and wearing glasses .......... Not the best person to commit a crime. Brighton Living
  • Score: 8

6:40pm Fri 9 May 14

paul6391 says...

GINGERS......lock em all up..
GINGERS......lock em all up.. paul6391
  • Score: -4

6:49pm Fri 9 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Anyone who complains about the description given by the police is free to take it up with them.

I'd be grateful if they would let us know how they got on once the police had stopped laughing at them.
Anyone who complains about the description given by the police is free to take it up with them. I'd be grateful if they would let us know how they got on once the police had stopped laughing at them. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 6

10:45pm Fri 9 May 14

Vigilia says...

Patsyr wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"He is also described as ginger,"

pmsl....
This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.
Grow up, Patsyr. How would you like it described? Deep, rich auburn?
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "He is also described as ginger," pmsl....[/p][/quote]This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.[/p][/quote]Grow up, Patsyr. How would you like it described? Deep, rich auburn? Vigilia
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Fri 9 May 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

Vigilia wrote:
Patsyr wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"He is also described as ginger,"

pmsl....
This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.
Grow up, Patsyr. How would you like it described? Deep, rich auburn?
STRAWBERRY BLOND
[quote][p][bold]Vigilia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "He is also described as ginger," pmsl....[/p][/quote]This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.[/p][/quote]Grow up, Patsyr. How would you like it described? Deep, rich auburn?[/p][/quote]STRAWBERRY BLOND Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 2

10:53pm Fri 9 May 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

Now. If the police were looking for a tall short sighted strawberry blond in the worthing area. They might stand a half decent chance of catching I'm. Any CCTV ???
Now. If the police were looking for a tall short sighted strawberry blond in the worthing area. They might stand a half decent chance of catching I'm. Any CCTV ??? Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 2

8:05am Sat 10 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Come back Ginger Rogers. All is forgiven.
Come back Ginger Rogers. All is forgiven. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

8:08am Sat 10 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Isn't it nauseating how some idiots will find political incorrectness in anything nowadays? Soon we won't be allowed to use any description for fear of offending somebody. As someone else has said "Grow up". I would add "..or shut up!"
Isn't it nauseating how some idiots will find political incorrectness in anything nowadays? Soon we won't be allowed to use any description for fear of offending somebody. As someone else has said "Grow up". I would add "..or shut up!" hoveguyactually
  • Score: 7

8:45am Sat 10 May 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Patsyr wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"He is also described as ginger,"

pmsl....
This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.
Patsyr, bit touchy for an armed robber aren't we?

What are you going to do with the money? Hair dye, I'll wager.
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "He is also described as ginger," pmsl....[/p][/quote]This is not very PC to describe somebody as ginger.[/p][/quote]Patsyr, bit touchy for an armed robber aren't we? What are you going to do with the money? Hair dye, I'll wager. Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 5

2:17am Sun 11 May 14

Mr chock says...

Grumpy0ldman wrote:
Now. If the police were looking for a tall short sighted strawberry blond in the worthing area. They might stand a half decent chance of catching I'm. Any CCTV ???
no cctv because when he held up the Post office everything moved about he was a strong boy to hold it up ... and he was GINGER .. wow i will ask Chris evans his ginger he might know something about this..
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: Now. If the police were looking for a tall short sighted strawberry blond in the worthing area. They might stand a half decent chance of catching I'm. Any CCTV ???[/p][/quote]no cctv because when he held up the Post office everything moved about he was a strong boy to hold it up ... and he was GINGER .. wow i will ask Chris evans his ginger he might know something about this.. Mr chock
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Wed 4 Jun 14

firemanste says...

wheres wally. he was in worthing robbing the post office today thats where wally was
wheres wally. he was in worthing robbing the post office today thats where wally was firemanste
  • Score: 1

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