Customer injured during armed robbery bid at post office in Market Bosworth
A customer was injured during an attempted armed robbery at a post office in Market Bosworth.
A man entered the shop and stopped a 49-year-old woman customer from leaving before he threatened members of staff with what was believed to be a firearm.
He demanded cash and assaulted the customer before leaving the premises empty handed.
The victim received minor injuries during the incident, no one else was injured.
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The incident took place at about 4.45pm yesterday afternoon in the post office in Main Street.
The suspect was white, in his early 20s, slim and about 5ft 10in. He was wearing a black nylon motorcycle jacket and dark bottoms.
Detective Constable Rob Buckley said: "This was a deeply distressing incident for all those involved, luckily no one was seriously injured.
"The suspect did threaten people within the shop with a firearm but at this stage we can't confirm whether the weapon was genuine.
"We are currently in the process of taking statements from all those involved and studying CCTV footage."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Buckley on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.