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Staplehurst post office reopens after burglars drag safe away with 4x4

By Luke May

A post office has reopened after a brazen overnight raid this week.

Thieves smashed their way into Staplehurst post office in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

They tied a safe inside the High Street property to a 4x4 and drove away towards Cranbrook.

Police in Staplehurst High Street after a safe was stolen from a post office. Picture: David Gall (6874325)
Police in Staplehurst High Street after a safe was stolen from a post office. Picture: David Gall (6874325)

The site was shut for forensic works on Wednesday, while the Post Office carried its own audit yesterday.

It has reopened today and is offering a full service.

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses following Wednesday night's break-in.

Staplehurst's High Street post office was targeted by robbers (6870488)
Staplehurst's High Street post office was targeted by robbers (6870488)

A silver Jeep thought to have been used in the burglary was found burnt out in Cork Lane, a short distance away from the scene of the crime.

Anyone who has information or who has CCTV or dash cam footage is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 46/19355/19.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.

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