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Armed robbery closes road around Hartley post office

PUBLISHED: 14:46 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:42 19 September 2017

Hartley post office on Ash Road

Hartley post office on Ash Road

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Kent Police officers remain at the scene

A police cordon has been set up in Hartley following reports of an armed robbery.

Two men are thought to have stormed into the town’s post office demanding cash from a till.

Officers were called to Ash Road at around midday.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “The road has been closed to allow officers to investigate the incident. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have yet been made.”

A Post Office spokesperson said: “Post Office can confirm there was an armed robbery at Hartley Post Office around 11.30am today.

“The people who run our Post Office branches provide important services to local communities.

“Any robbery or attempted robbery is very traumatic for the victims and we will be supporting the police in their efforts to apprehend those responsible.

“Hartley Post Office is currently closed while police carry out a forensic search.

“Post Office would urge anyone with information to contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

The Post Office has recommended residents use alternative branches in Longfield or New Ash Green.

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