24 June 2024

Police appeal for information on armed robbery at Wagga post office

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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CCTV footage of an armed robbery at a post office

Police have released CCTV footage from 2023 of an alleged armed robbery at a post office in Ashmont. Photo: NSW Police.

Police are appealing for information about an alleged armed robbery at a post office in Wagga Wagga last year.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District were called to the post office in Tobruk Street, Ashmont, about 7 am on Saturday, 13 April, 2023, after a man, with his face covered and armed with a pistol, threatened the store attendant while demanding cash and cigarettes.

The 47-year-old male employee complied, and the man was last seen running west along Jenkins Street.

The store attendant was not physically injured.

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In April 2023, Strike Force Burdon was established to investigate the circumstances of the armed robbery.

Following inquiries, police released CCTV footage of a man they believed could assist with their investigation.

He is described as about 185 cm tall, with a solid build, fair complexion and blue eyes. At the time, he was depicted wearing a grey/black Caterpillar-brand hooded jumper, grey gloves, a white beanie, tan work boots, and a black, grey, and red face mask. He was carrying a black Adidas backpack.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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