UPDATE: Three arrested in connection with post office robbery after raid at Wisbech travellers’ site
THREE men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a Fenland post office after a raid at a Wisbech travellers’ site this morning.
Officers raided the site in Redmoor Lane, Elm, after a Lincolnshire Police investigation into the robbery of the post office in Gedney Hill earlier this month.
The post office, in Hillgate, was robbed at about 5.15pm on November 14. Three men wearing balaclavas and dark clothing entered the store and threatened staff with a crowbar, a sledgehammer and an axe.
The men stole cash and left the scene in the direction of Parson Drove, in a dark red Landrover Discovery driven by a fourth man.
The vehicle had been stolen from south of Market Deeping between 9.15am and 2pm on the same day and approached the post office from the Holbeach direction.
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Detective Sergeant Lance Morgan, from Spalding CID, had described the incident as a “very unusual crime for Lincolnshire” that had “left the local community shaken”.
The red Landrover was found abandoned at a farm on Luttongate at 7.50pm the same evening.
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The three men arrested this morning, aged 24, 29 and 34, are currently being interviewed. Cambridgeshire Police were also called to assist with the raid.
Fenland District Councillors last month approved an injunction to begin the process of removing the travellers at Redmoor Lane.