Police Appeal for Witnesses Following Goostrey Burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Goostrey. At about 2.50am on Sunday 19 February 2012 officers were called to Goostrey Post Office in Main Road to reports of offenders in the premises.
They gained entry to the building by forcing their way through the front door. Once inside they forced their way into the living quarters and an altercation took place between a 56-year-old man and one of the offenders.
The offender struck him in the face with the torch causing injury.
Another man then stole a handbag containing cash.
They then fled the scene in a black vehicle believed to be a four door saloon which had been parked across the road.
The only description available of the men is that they wore dark clothing and balaclavas and that one of them had a strong Liverpool accent.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Mark Gammage said: “This is the second time that the post office has been targeted and we are doing everything we can to catch the offenders.
“We have also increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance and would appeal to local residents to be vigilant.
“Anyone who sees cars or people acting suspicious in the area should contact police on 101.”
Anyone with information regarding the burglary should contact DC Tim Humpage quoting incident number 178 of 19 February 2012. Alternatively information can be given anonymously on the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.