Police appeal over post office burglary

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Police are appealing for witnesses after significant damage was caused during a burglary at Illingworth Moor Post Office.

Between 12.25 and 12.35am on Tuesday December 3, four masked raiders, believed to be male, forced their way into the premises in Illingworth Road.

Once inside they have caused extensive damage, including cracking the post office counter and smashing the screen of a cash machine.

They stole a number of cigarettes, scratchcards and cash which were placed in a large plastic recycling type bag.

PC Katy Bradford, of Halifax North & East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed this offence or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity. Those involved have left the area with a large plastic bag and if anyone saw a group or individual with such a bag shortly after the incident we are also keen to speak to them as they may have vital information about the offenders’ movements.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Bradford in the Halifax North & East Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.