A man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Colchester post office.
Police were called at 9.25am yesterday, Monday November 7, to the Shrub End post office with reports staff had detained a man who had demanded money.
Officers attended. Shaun Collier, 32, unemployed, of Lugar Close, Colchester, was arrested and later charged with robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of an offensive weapon.
He is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday November 8.
Police have thanked the post office staff for their quick actions but ask members of the public not to risk their safety and to contact police in an emergency.