Attempted robber handed Bradford post office staff note demanding cash

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An attempted robber handed staff in a Bradford post office a not demanding cash, before escaping empty-handed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at the post office in Airedale Road, Peel Park at about 5.15pm yesterday (Monday, October 13), to come forward.

The suspect walked into the post office and handed a note to staff demanding cash. The female worker refused and activated the alarm, which saw the man walk out of the shop.

No weapon was seen and no one was hurt in the incident.

The suspect is described as dark skinned, in his early 20s, about 5 ft 8 ins tall and of slim build.

He was wearing a green/grey parka-style jacket that was buttoned up to his chin with the hood pulled up. He was also wearing dark grey or green jogging bottoms and white trainers and had some marks on his forehead.

Detective Inspector Neil Benstead, of Bradford District CID, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who saw a male of similar description acting suspiciously in the area in the Peel Park area in the time leading up to this incident.

“We believe that the suspect turned right towards Otley Road after he walked out of the shop, so we would also appeal to anyone who might have seen this man walking along the road shortly after this incident.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 6757 Oldham at Bradford District CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.