‘Positive’ TV robbery appeal

Notts Police are following a number of leads after a reconstruction of an armed robbery at Shireoaks Post Office appeared on Crimewatch.

A police spokesman said a number of enquiries relating to the robbery would be fast-tracked after a positive response from the public.

She added that detectives were ‘pleased at the number of calls received’ following a reconstruction of the robbery, which happened on Wednesday 2nd November last year.

The post office and adjoining bungalow is owned by Sarah and David Draisey.

Postmistress Sarah had closed the shop around 5pm and followed her daily routine of walking her dog, leaving her husband David, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, home alone.

Two masked men forced their way into the conservatory at the back of the bungalow and struck David to the face with the barrel of a gun, before he was bundled into the living room and bound at his hands and feet.

His wife arrived home shortly afterwards and was threatened with a firearm and forced to open the safe.

DI Ash Wilson, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was obviously a planned attack on an elderly couple.”

“The offenders stole a quantity of cash and unregistered tax discs as well as £400 of the couple’s own money. They fled the scene in the couple’s black Jeep Cherokee which was found abandoned in a layby on the A57 northbound carriageway.”

“I am extremely pleased with the response from those who called in to the programme last night; two different people gave very similar information and we will be fast-tracking these enquiries in a bid to arrest those involved.”

“I would urge anyone who knows who did this to contact us to ensure we find these people before they hurt anyone else.”

Contact Notts Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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