THE sub postmaster who took over the Kings Sutton Post Office only eight weeks ago has spoken of her shock and disbelief following an armed robbery this week.
Police are appealing for information after two men wearing helmets entered the Post Office in Bull Lane sometime between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on Monday, October 31.
After threatening staff with a screwdriver and a knife they escaped with a large amount of cash on a powerful motorbike.
Sub post master Jillian Robinson said she and her husband had run a post office before but had never experienced a robbery.
She said: “Nobody was hurt, that’s the main thing.
“When the first one came in he took a drink from the chiller cabinet and put it on the counter which got me out of the Post Office area so I could serve him.
“At that point he pulled out what I later realised was a screwdriver. He told me to open the till then told me to open the Post Office.
“My husband Ian was in the back room and he come out to see what was happening. Then the second guy came in and he had a knife. It could have only been a few minutes from beginning to end.
“We don’t know exactly how much was taken, but it was about 5.30pm and there was a days takings in the shop and with Post Office takings they got away with a fair amount.
“I can’t really put into words how I felt afterwards, apart from being extremely scared, it’s just total shock, you don’t know what to think or feel, you just can’t believe it’s happened.”
Police are linking the robbery to a similar attack in Banbury the previous day.
The first robber is described as a white man, around 6ft tall and of slim build. The second man was also white, around 5ft 9ins tall and had stocky build. He is described as around 40 years old and had a ginger moustache.
The robbery follows a similar incident at the Coop in Kings Sutton on Tuesday, October 4, after which three men were arrested.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northants Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.