Woman in her 80s threatened with knife during Post Office robbery in village near Banbury

A woman in her 80's was threatened with a knife during the robbery of a village Post Office near Banbury.
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Thames Valley Police have released CCTV images of a man they're trying to identify in connection to the robbery in Barford St Michael.

The robbery happened after a man attempted to enter the Post Office at 4.45pm on Tuesday October 13 on South Newington Road, but was told by the victim, a woman in her 80's, that the store was closed.

He returned 10 minutes later and the victim agreed to let him in to buy a bottle of water.

CCTV images released of a man wanted by police in connection to a robbery at the Post Office in Barford St Michael near BanburyCCTV images released of a man wanted by police in connection to a robbery at the Post Office in Barford St Michael near Banbury
CCTV images released of a man wanted by police in connection to a robbery at the Post Office in Barford St Michael near Banbury

Once inside the store the man then stole cash from behind the tills and several packets of cigarettes. When the victim attempted to stop him he threatened to stab her and pushed past her and left the store.

The victim did not sustain any injuries during this incident.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Oliver Harrison, based at Banbury police station said: “I believe the man in these images may have vital information that could help with our investigation.

“If you recognise this man, or if you believe it could be you, please get in touch.

“Likewise if you were in the area at the time and witnessed anything or have any information we would like to hear from you.

“You can make a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference 43200323002.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”