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Failsworth Post Office - Christmas Eve Robbery oldham manchester UK 

Detectives have released CCTV that shows the extraordinary lengths a desperate thief went to in order to rob a post office in Oldham.

In what is believed to have been an act of desperation on Christmas Eve, the thief targeted the Watchcote Post Office on Oldham Road in Failsworth at about 11am.

He went into the Post Office and initially demanded money from the staff working behind the counter.

He made efforts to open a secure door and then picked up a National Lottery ticket stand and flung it towards the glass screen in an attempt to shatter the glass and get behind the counter.

After failing to smash the screen, the thief forcibly removed the ceiling tiles and climbed through the gap in the ceiling into the secure area, where he stole some cash.

He is described as being white, of a pale complexion, about 6ft tall, of a slim build and in his 20s. He was also said to ha

Added: Jan-9-2014 Occurred On: Jan-9-2014
By: anglosaxonwarlord
Regional News, WTF
Tags: oldham, manchester, attempted, robbery, desperation, christmas, eve,
Location: Oldham, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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