An appeal for witnesses has been made by police after a woman has walked into a Post Office in Wigan and has demanded money from the tills. At about midday on Saturday 3rd January 2015, staff at the Platt Bridge Post Office on Walthew Lane noticed that an unknown woman had been loitering outside for almost an hour and a half. When there were no other customers in the shop, the woman has walked up to the counter and has demanded money from the tills.
The woman has warned the 18 and 50 year old victims not to press the alarm, but they have ignored her and have alerted the police via the panic button behind the counter. The offender has then run off empty handed.
The offender was described as being white, aged between 30 and 40 years, around 5ft 8in tall with a heavy build. She had been wearing a black coloured jacket with the hood up, was scruffy looking and had dark bags under her eyes.
Detective Constable Lee Jamieson said ‘The victims were left shaken but unhurt by this woman, who was apparently unarmed and seemingly unprepared to use force to achieve her aims. But that should take nothing away from the seriousness of this crime.
‘The offender was standing outside the Post Office for some time, so I am hopeful that someone may have seen and recognised her. I would ask anyone who saw her to contact police.’
Anybody who has got any information should get in touch with police on 0161 856 7225 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.