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Man injured in crossbow raid on Plymouth post office

Robbers at Efford Road Post Office
Image caption The robbers were armed with the crossbow and a knife

Police are hunting two armed men who robbed a post office in Plymouth with a crossbow and injured the shop owner.

The two men, who were also armed with a knife, entered the Efford Road Post Office at about 0615 GMT.

They threatened the shop owner and demanded money from the till and cigarettes.

The shop's owner was hurt when the crossbow was thrust into his face. Both men are considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said.

The man with the crossbow was described as wearing a mid-length green jacket with the hood pulled over his head.

He also wore blue jeans, red shoes with a white band around the edge and white laces, plus grey gloves.

The other suspect was of medium build, with dark hair and wearing a white hoodie top with a full zip at the front.

He also wore black gloves, a dark-coloured ski hat with flaps covering the ears, blue jeans and black training shoes with a white stripe.

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