Surrey

Worker handcuffed in Epsom post office robbery

A worker at a post office has been cuffed and forced to reveal the code of the safe in a robbery in Surrey.

Two men threatened the victim and pushed him to the floor while they emptied the safe of several thousand pounds, Surrey Police said.

The robbery happened at about 17:15 GMT as the male staff member was locking up the premises in Epsom on Friday.

Det Con Andy Cooper said the man was not hurt but was left shaken and upset by the ordeal.

Wearing hoods

"This incident took place at a busy time of day when people are usually making their way home from work," he said.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward and help us with our inquiries."

The robbers were both about 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, of medium build and wearing black jackets, black hooded tops with the hood up and scarves over their faces.

They were wearing blue jeans and Timberland boots. One had a Newcastle accent and the other an Irish accent.

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