Witness appeal to post office burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after intruders broke into Hurstpierpoint Post Office and stole cash from the cash machine.

Monday, 27th March 2017, 6:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:09 pm

The break-in happened at around 3.30am on Thursday, March 23, Sussex Police said.

The burglars stole a large quantity of cash from the machine inside the post office, in High Street, before making off in a dark coloured vehicle, possibly a BMW according to police.

Detective Sergeant Colin Garman said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw this burglary or has any information about this. Please get in touch.”

Louise Perry, who works as a stylist at Hair Obsession next door in High Street, said the front window to the post office was smashed when she arrived at work.
She said: “I came to work on Thursday morning and there was a fair amount of police outside.

“It was my birthday and I was really worried about what it might be.

“One of my colleagues let me know that it had been a break-in at around midday.

“It was pretty clear beforehand because the window was smashed.

“The post office reopened on Tuesday at 9.15am.”

Anyone with information can email police on [email protected] or ring 101 quoting serial 105 of 23/03. If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident, report online to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/