Woman in her 80s threatened with stabbing in Barford St Michael robbery
Cash and cigarettes taken after frightening Tuesday afternoon incident in Post Office
A woman in her 80s was threatened with being stabbed by a robber in a north Oxfordshire Post Office. Cash and cigarettes were stolen during the incident in Barford St Michael on Tuesday.
Thames Valley Police has now released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following the incident.
The man attempted to enter the Post Office on the South Newington Road at around 4.45pm on Tuesday (13th October). He was told by the victim that the store was closed.
Ten minutes later he returned. The victim agreed to let him in to buy a bottle of water. Once inside, the man stole cash from behind the tills and several packets of cigarettes.
When the victim attempted to stop him he threatened to stab her and pushed past her and left the store.
The victim did not sustain any injuries.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Oliver Harrison, based at Banbury police station said: “I believe the man in these images may have vital information that could help with our investigation. If you recognise this man, or if you believe it could be you, please get in touch.
“Likewise if you were in the area at the time and witnessed anything or have any information we would like to hear from you”.
Anyone with any information can make a report online or calling 101 quoting reference 43200323002. Alternatively, you can anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam