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'Ham-fisted' thief caught on CCTV in Oldham post office

8 January 2014 Last updated at 19:31 GMT

Police have released CCTV footage of a post office robbery to try to catch a "desperate" and "ham-fisted" thief.

The man can be seen on the footage demanding money from staff, hitting the glass screen with a National Lottery stand and removing ceiling tiles to climb through the roof to a secure area, where he stole cash.

Det Con Tony Anwas said the man had "executed his plan in a rushed and ham-fisted manner".

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