Bungling robbers target Farnworth Post Office but leave empty handed

The Bolton News: Bungling robbers target Farnworth Post Office but leave empty handed Bungling robbers target Farnworth Post Office but leave empty handed

ROBBERS who threatened customers and staff in a Post Office may have struck twice in one day.

A robber wielding a baseball bat and two other men burst into Farnworth Post Office in Brackley Street on Saturday at 11.15am. The man with the baseball bat waved it around, telling customers to get on the floor.

One of the gang attempted to open the tills before the men left empty handed.

They escaped in a stolen Toyota Auris and drove off towards Albert Road, Farnworth.

The car was dumped in Stourbridge Avenue, Little Hulton, at about 12.30pm the same day.

Detectives believe the gang may have targeted Subway on the East Lancashire Road, Swinton, earlier the same day at 8.45am. Demands for cash were made.

A woman, who was working in Subway, ran out of the store. The suspects stole cash and left in a black car, driving along Broadbent Street, Swinton.

Two of the men are described as being white and about 5ft 6in tall. One was stocky and had a round face.

Det Cons Stuart Round said: “We are investigating the possibility that these two robberies, in which innocent people were intimidated and threatened, are connected.

“Both occurred in daylight hours by a number of men who clearly have no regard for the safety and wellbeing of the public.

“If anyone witnessed either incident and is yet to speak to police or has information about those involved please come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who saw the car being abandoned to call me.”

People with information can call police on 0161 856 5608 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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7:04am Tue 25 Mar 14

JustBecause says...

You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.
You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across. JustBecause
  • Score: -5

7:23am Tue 25 Mar 14

Chrome1 says...

JustBecause wrote:
You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.
I think 'just because' needs to watch what s/he says. This was a potentially violent crime and then to turn it into saying that they deserved it makes him or her almost sympathetic and complicit to the crime. The police should just tap on his or her front door to get a bit of clarity on the comments. I hope the idiots get caught. Maybe 'just because' knows them. BN, you should pass details of who 'just because' is to the police.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.[/p][/quote]I think 'just because' needs to watch what s/he says. This was a potentially violent crime and then to turn it into saying that they deserved it makes him or her almost sympathetic and complicit to the crime. The police should just tap on his or her front door to get a bit of clarity on the comments. I hope the idiots get caught. Maybe 'just because' knows them. BN, you should pass details of who 'just because' is to the police. Chrome1
  • Score: 3

10:35am Tue 25 Mar 14

lv8151 says...

Chrome1 wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.
I think 'just because' needs to watch what s/he says. This was a potentially violent crime and then to turn it into saying that they deserved it makes him or her almost sympathetic and complicit to the crime. The police should just tap on his or her front door to get a bit of clarity on the comments. I hope the idiots get caught. Maybe 'just because' knows them. BN, you should pass details of who 'just because' is to the police.
where does justbecause say they deserved it ? they was just pointing out that the post office in farnworth is a 5h1t pit and the people that run it are rude, and nobody can really deny that it is a 5hit pit and they are rude, and as for just because knowing the offenders i think it is more likely that chrome1 knows the 5hit pit residents that need a lesson in manners
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.[/p][/quote]I think 'just because' needs to watch what s/he says. This was a potentially violent crime and then to turn it into saying that they deserved it makes him or her almost sympathetic and complicit to the crime. The police should just tap on his or her front door to get a bit of clarity on the comments. I hope the idiots get caught. Maybe 'just because' knows them. BN, you should pass details of who 'just because' is to the police.[/p][/quote]where does justbecause say they deserved it ? they was just pointing out that the post office in farnworth is a 5h1t pit and the people that run it are rude, and nobody can really deny that it is a 5hit pit and they are rude, and as for just because knowing the offenders i think it is more likely that chrome1 knows the 5hit pit residents that need a lesson in manners lv8151
  • Score: 6

10:43am Tue 25 Mar 14

marco999 says...

They left Farnworth Post Office empty handed - it must have been the day after benefits were paid out - bad timing there for the crooks.
They left Farnworth Post Office empty handed - it must have been the day after benefits were paid out - bad timing there for the crooks. marco999
  • Score: 4

11:36am Tue 25 Mar 14

HOOSIER says...

JustBecause wrote:
You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.
Yyou must be thinking of a different post office as farnworth was re-furbed and the staff are really helpfull
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: You need a baseball vat to go into Farnworth post office,what a dump, and the people who run it are the rudest most un customer friendly bunch you could come across.[/p][/quote]Yyou must be thinking of a different post office as farnworth was re-furbed and the staff are really helpfull HOOSIER
  • Score: 1

11:47am Tue 25 Mar 14

macauley says...

farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.
farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together. macauley
  • Score: 1

1:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hough64 says...

macauley wrote:
farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.
Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!!
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.[/p][/quote]Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!! Hough64
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Tue 25 Mar 14

lv8151 says...

Hough64 wrote:
macauley wrote:
farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.
Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!!
we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.[/p][/quote]Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!![/p][/quote]we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more lv8151
  • Score: 6

5:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hough64 says...

lv8151 wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
macauley wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.
Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!!
we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more
Lunch break dear. 1pm until 2pm. And I actually think it's you that lives in the bedsit in Bromwich Street. Make me laugh this does, if you only could see where I live. And if you are both browsing the internet when you should be working then maybe your bosses need to emply someone more reliable with a better work ethic. Like I said, lazy twits!!!
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.[/p][/quote]Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!![/p][/quote]we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more[/p][/quote]Lunch break dear. 1pm until 2pm. And I actually think it's you that lives in the bedsit in Bromwich Street. Make me laugh this does, if you only could see where I live. And if you are both browsing the internet when you should be working then maybe your bosses need to emply someone more reliable with a better work ethic. Like I said, lazy twits!!! Hough64
  • Score: -2

9:29pm Wed 26 Mar 14

lv8151 says...

Hough64 wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
macauley wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.
Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!!
we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more
Lunch break dear. 1pm until 2pm. And I actually think it's you that lives in the bedsit in Bromwich Street. Make me laugh this does, if you only could see where I live. And if you are both browsing the internet when you should be working then maybe your bosses need to emply someone more reliable with a better work ethic. Like I said, lazy twits!!!
there's this new thing people have started to do called multi tasking .... you should try it .... and my location , to be honest if you actually get out of your bedsit and start to walk the bolton hills you may come across my pad wish is guaranteed miles away from town center flatland where you live .... probably the reason we have such different views of life ..... but there again i now many people that live local to town and none seem as bitter as you .... and on the subject of work ethics , my boss knows how lucky he is to have such a valued employee
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.[/p][/quote]Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!![/p][/quote]we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more[/p][/quote]Lunch break dear. 1pm until 2pm. And I actually think it's you that lives in the bedsit in Bromwich Street. Make me laugh this does, if you only could see where I live. And if you are both browsing the internet when you should be working then maybe your bosses need to emply someone more reliable with a better work ethic. Like I said, lazy twits!!![/p][/quote]there's this new thing people have started to do called multi tasking .... you should try it .... and my location , to be honest if you actually get out of your bedsit and start to walk the bolton hills you may come across my pad wish is guaranteed miles away from town center flatland where you live .... probably the reason we have such different views of life ..... but there again i now many people that live local to town and none seem as bitter as you .... and on the subject of work ethics , my boss knows how lucky he is to have such a valued employee lv8151
  • Score: 1

10:56pm Wed 26 Mar 14

macauley says...

we all know why hough64 sticks up for the sh..t hole farnworth is because her dad lives there.
we all know why hough64 sticks up for the sh..t hole farnworth is because her dad lives there. macauley
  • Score: 2

8:52am Thu 27 Mar 14

Hough64 says...

macauley wrote:
we all know why hough64 sticks up for the sh..t hole farnworth is because her dad lives there.
Both my parents live there actually.
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: we all know why hough64 sticks up for the sh..t hole farnworth is because her dad lives there.[/p][/quote]Both my parents live there actually. Hough64
  • Score: -2

8:54am Thu 27 Mar 14

Hough64 says...

lv8151 wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
macauley wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.
Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!!
we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more
Lunch break dear. 1pm until 2pm. And I actually think it's you that lives in the bedsit in Bromwich Street. Make me laugh this does, if you only could see where I live. And if you are both browsing the internet when you should be working then maybe your bosses need to emply someone more reliable with a better work ethic. Like I said, lazy twits!!!
there's this new thing people have started to do called multi tasking .... you should try it .... and my location , to be honest if you actually get out of your bedsit and start to walk the bolton hills you may come across my pad wish is guaranteed miles away from town center flatland where you live .... probably the reason we have such different views of life ..... but there again i now many people that live local to town and none seem as bitter as you .... and on the subject of work ethics , my boss knows how lucky he is to have such a valued employee
You keep believing that I live there my love. You could not be further from the truth.
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: farnworth then car turns up in little hulton.its all coming together.[/p][/quote]Oh look it's the pathetic little runt with a grudge against Farnworth. I would love to know what affluent area you live in?? Johnson Fold maybe? Breightmet? And posting at 11.47am just proves you are a benefit scrounging no-one. Get a job you lazy twit!!![/p][/quote]we know that hough64 cant moan about areas as she lives in a bed sit in bromwich street .... also hough64 are you also scrounging benefits whilst you're posting at 1:09 pm ..... i'm at work but i can keep updated with a piece of technology called a mobile phone with internet and thats probably what macauley is using ..... you should get out more[/p][/quote]Lunch break dear. 1pm until 2pm. And I actually think it's you that lives in the bedsit in Bromwich Street. Make me laugh this does, if you only could see where I live. And if you are both browsing the internet when you should be working then maybe your bosses need to emply someone more reliable with a better work ethic. Like I said, lazy twits!!![/p][/quote]there's this new thing people have started to do called multi tasking .... you should try it .... and my location , to be honest if you actually get out of your bedsit and start to walk the bolton hills you may come across my pad wish is guaranteed miles away from town center flatland where you live .... probably the reason we have such different views of life ..... but there again i now many people that live local to town and none seem as bitter as you .... and on the subject of work ethics , my boss knows how lucky he is to have such a valued employee[/p][/quote]You keep believing that I live there my love. You could not be further from the truth. Hough64
  • Score: -2

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