Staff make brave attempts to stop Clifton robberies

Beds police are investigating two Clifton robberies

Beds police are investigating two Clifton robberies - Credit: Archant

“BRAVE” staff attempted to stop robbers who targeted their premises on Bank Holiday Monday.

Two robberies took place in Clifton during the evening.

The first was at Clifton Post Office, in Shefford Road, Clifton, at 4.55pm.

A man entered the post office with his face covered and attempted to take money from the till.

A member of staff prevented him, grabbing the man and managing to wrestle his jacket from him before he freed himself and ran off empty handed.

A few minutes later two men attempted to rob the Clifton Filling Station.

The female attendant attempted to stop the robbery, pulling one man over the counter onto the floor. The other man stole six bottles of spirits and ran off, leaving his partner struggling with the attendant.

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The first man managed to collect about £500 in notes which had been scattered on the floor before running off.

A small blue car was seen parked by the garage forecourt; it is thought the offenders may have arrived in this vehicle.

The man at the first incident is described as white, about 30-years-old, with medium build and 5ft 8ins tall.

At the second incident one man is described white, aged about 25 to 35-years-old, wearing a green jacket and about 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall. The other man can only be described as white.

Detective Constable Surinder Ram, of Greyfriars CID, is investigating the case, and would like to hear from anyone who saw the car, or any part of these incidents.

“The staff in these incidents were really brave and tried their hardest to prevent money being stolen. We’re currently researching the CCTV and other forensic leads to track down the robbers but would like to hear from anyone who saw these people as they approached either the garage or the post office.

“It was a light and bright Bank Holiday Monday and there were probably quite a few people about enjoying the good weather, perhaps who saw a car like this with two men in it driving past them, or who may have any other information that can help us find these two robbers.”

If you have any information on these robberies, call DC Ram directly on 01234 275346, or via the non-emergency 24 hour police number 101 or text the force control room directly on 07786 200011.