HC Deb 03 May 1938 vol 335 cc690-1
30. Mr. Thorne

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can give any information in connection with the robbery at the post office, Victoria Street, Gillingham, Kent, on Thursday afternoon; what amount of money and notes were stolen; the age of the person in charge; and whether there was more than one person in charge of this office?

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Sir Walter Womersley)

The robber jumped over the counter, presented a revolver at the assistant behind it and took about £36 from the till, nearly all in notes. The sub-postmistress employs two female assistants of whom one is 65 and the other 19 years of age. The senior assistant had left the counter temporarily in charge of the junior assistant just before the robbery and returned in time to give the alarm. The sub-postmistress was elsewhere on the premises.

Mr. Thorne

Has the robber in question been caught?

Sir W. Womersley

No, Sir, but we are hoping to get him.