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Police reports of robbery at Aldington Post Office

Two armed robbers are still at large this morning after raiding a village post office yesterday afternoon.

Armed police swooped after masked robbers brandishing a handgun and a crowbar raided Aldington Post Office, threatening staffing, smashing a window and escaping with cash.

Witnesses have described seeing armed police in Romney Marsh, and the helicopter hovering overhead.

Police at the scene of the robbery at Aldington Post Office
Police at the scene of the robbery at Aldington Post Office

A police spokesman confirmed two men entered the building in Roman Road at 1.30pm and demanded cash. Staff were threatened, but no one was injured.

The men left the Post Office carrying cash in an orange bag. They were last seen heading towards Dymchurch on foot just after 2pm.

People have been told to stay away from the men, and dial 999 immediately if they see them.

Children have reportedly been locked into Dymchurch Primary School, and told to stay put until police say it is safe to leave.

The suspects are described as white men of slim build. One was 5ft 8in tall, the other slightly taller at 5ft 10in tall.

Both were wearing hooded tops and grey face masks at the time of the robbery but were later seen wearing tracksuits, one grey and one navy.

Aftermath of the Aldington Post Office robbery.
Aftermath of the Aldington Post Office robbery.

A witness, who did not wish to be named, spotted about 30 officers searching a field behind Youngs Timber & Builders Merchants in Hythe Road, Dymchurch, half an hour after police were seen in Aldington.

Anyone who thinks they know the whereabouts of these men is asked to call Kent Police immediately on 999.

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