CCTV footage of armed raid at Up Holland Post Office
THESE shocking images show the moment armed robbers burst into a post office in Up Holland.
Detectives have released the CCTV footage as part of a fresh appeal for information one year after an armed robbery at the Hall Green site, during which a man was shot in the leg.
A reward of £25,000 remains on offer for anyone with any information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of the offenders.
Police have released these CCTV images of the masked men inside the post office on Hall Green last November and are keen for anybody with any new information to come forward.
Det Insp Paul Rudd said: “We have followed many lines of enquiry over the past 12 months and are still absolutely committed to finding the people responsible for this violent crime and bringing them to justice. I appreciate that this happened a year ago, but I would urge people to cast their minds back. If anybody believes they were in the area at the time and may have any information at all, no matter how insignificant it may seem, that could help us with our investigation then I would ask them to contact us.”
It was around 5.30pm on Friday November 11 last year, when three masked men wearing dark clothing entered the post office brandishing a gun and demanding money.
A 38 year old female member of staff was hit over the head and was taken to the Wigan Infirmary suffering bruises and shock. The men left the scene with a small quantity of cash and ran down the alleyway at the side of the post office towards Hall Green where they came across another man.
On seeing that one of the men was armed, he turned to run away and was shot in the back of his leg with what was believed to be a shotgun. The 61 year old was also treated at the Wigan Infirmary.
Det Insp Rudd added: “This was a terrifying ordeal; the level of violence used towards both the woman and the man was horrendous. The man who was shot was seriously injured, sustaining life changing injuries and still walks with the aid of a stick. The fact that these men used a firearm and discharged it shows that they would stop at nothing to steal money.”
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111