Robbers threaten post office staff with hammer and firearm in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:52 19 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:56 19 September 2016

Armed robbers threatened post office staff in Hatfield

Armed robbers threatened post office staff in Hatfield


Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a robbery of £600 at a post office in Hatfield.

Armed robbers threatened staff at Martin’s post office in High View, Hatfield on Monday, September 12.

At around 6.10am two people approached High View from Northdown Road on pushbikes.

From there the offenders walked through the underpass before entering the pedestrian area, and went into the post office.

One of the suspects was holding what’s believed to be a firearm and the other a hammer. They both had their faces covered. They threatened members of staff before making off with £600.

The offenders then left the way they came in and were seen to run back through the underpass onto High View.

No-one was injured during the incident.

PC Nick Jenkins is investigating and said: “I would appeal for anyone who saw the men described in High View and Northdown Road or the wider area that morning to please contact police.

“You may have seen them prior to the offence or leaving on their bikes.”

Anyone who has any information which would assist the investigation is asked to call the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number B2/16/3703.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times