South West Wales

Cilfrew Post Office robbers hunt after threat to staff

Police are hunting two men who walked into a post office near Neath and threatened a member of staff before making off with a quantity of cash.

Officers have issued descriptions of the men who targeted Cilfrew Post Office at 0910 BST on Friday.

One was carrying a hammer and wearing a black balaclava while the other had a dark coloured scarf wrapped round the lower part of his face.

Police said the staff member was shocked by the incident but unharmed.

One man is described as being 6ft (1.83m) and of medium build. He was wearing the scarf and a grey hooded jacket which was zipped up with the hood over his head.

Police said he had a local Welsh accent and was wearing gloves. He was also carrying a brown Tesco bag made of hessian material with ladybirds on it.

The other was around 5ft 7in (1.70m) and of medium build.

As well as the balaclava which had holes in the eye areas, he was also wearing a grey coloured hooded top with the hood up over his head. He was carrying a hammer and was wearing black gloves.

Both the suspects left the area on foot.

Det Insp David Hough of Neath Port Talbot CID said: "An investigation into the incident is under way and we are appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Cilfrew area between 0830 and 0930 BST to come forward.

"I would like to reassure the community that incidents of this nature are extremely rare in this area and we are doing all we can to trace those responsible."

Anyone with information should contact Neath CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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