News – East Common Lane robbery in Scunthorpe

East Common Lane robbery in Scunthorpe

On Monday 21st may 2012 the East Common Lane Post Office encountered a terrible ordeal at the hands of a prisoner out on release.

The following story is taken from www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk

Detectives in North Lincolnshire investigating a serious incident at a Post Office on East Common Lane in Scunthorpe earlier this week have now confirmed that a weapon was used during incident in which staff were hurt.

Detective Inspector John Symes said today: “Two members of staff suffered serious injuries when they tried to stop the suspect from stealing a quantity of cash so it is important that we arrest the person responsible for this incident in order to prevent them from carrying out any further robberies.”

About 2.50pm on Monday (May 21) a man entered the Post Office and managed to steal a quantity of cash.

Police say: “During the robbery, two staff members suffered serious injuries which are thought to have been caused when the suspect lashed out at them both with a weapon as they tried to stop him from taking the cash.”

The staff members – a man and woman both aged in their 60s – were taken to hospital for treatment.

The suspect is thought to have left the scene on foot, taking the cash with him.

Police are searching for the whereabouts of Eithan Teanby

Eithan Teanby -

Detectives are keen to speak to Eithan Teanby (40) in connection with the investigation, saying he may be able to help with inquiries.

Police say Mr Teanby had been on weekend release from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston and is thought to have visited the Scunthorpe area where he still has connections. They say he was due to return to North Sea Camp on Monday evening, but failed to do so.

The last reported sighting of him was at about 4.54pm on Monday when he travelled from Scunthorpe to Brigg in a taxi. He has not been seen since, or made contact with friends, family members or the prison.

DI Symes said: “My understanding is that Mr Teanby is currently taking prescription medication and we have concerns that he may not have access to his required dosage.

Urging the public not to approach Mr Teanby, he added: My plea to the public is a simple one – if you see Mr Teanby, or know of his current whereabouts, please call police right away.”

He is described as white, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build and with dark brown greying hair.

He was last seen wearing a faded navy coloured T-shirt, red or brown coloured hooded tracksuit style top, light coloured jeans, a red coloured baseball cap and sand coloured boots. He was carrying a long black holdall. He was not thought to have been wearing spectacles.

Mr Teanby’s details have been circulated across all UK police forces and a number of attempts have been made to locate him in the Scunthorpe, Brigg and Leicester areas but so far he remains at large. Police say he may not be in the North Lincolnshire area any more.

Contact Humberside Police by calling either 999 or call 101 quoting log 354 of 21 May 2012.

Update

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 10am: Police investigating a robbery at the Post Office on East Common Lane in Scunthorpe on Monday are today still trying to trace the whereabouts of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, while members of the public are asked to note that the facility will remain closed until Monday.

Eithan Teanby, 40, had been on weekend release from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston but failed to return on Monday.

The last known sighting of him was traveling in a taxi from Scunthorpe to Brigg at 4.45pm on Monday May 21.

He was dropped off close to Cary Lane in Brigg and police believe he may have traveled to the Leicester area, where he has family.
He is described as 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build and with dark brown but greying hair.

He was last seen wearing a faded navy coloured T-shirt, red or brown coloured hooded tracksuit style top, light coloured jeans, a red coloured baseball cap and sand coloured boots. He was carrying a long black holdall.

Police said yesterday that a number of attempts had been made to locate Eithan Teanby in the Scunthorpe, Brigg and Leicester area, but have so far been unsuccessful.

They added: “Eithan is not to be approached by members of the public and anyone who may see him is asked to call police immediatley.”

Enquiries into the robbery are continuing and at this time police believe that Eithan Teanby may have information which can assist with the investigation.

Police are appealing for Eithan or anyone who may know his current whereabouts to contact Humberside Police by calling either 999 or call 101 quoting log 354 of 21 May 2012.

Post Office offers £10,000 reward after East Common Lane robbery in Scunthorpe

A reward of up to £10,000 is being offered following this week’s robbery at a Scunthorpe Post Office during which “a quantity of cash” was stolen.

Post Office Ltd have confirmed to police that they are offering the five-figure reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the robbery at East Common Lane Post Office on Monday afternoon (May 21).

During the robbery, two members of staff suffered serious injuries and needed hospital treatment.

Police are still trying to trace the whereabouts of Eithan Teanby, 40, “in connection with the investigation as he may be able to help with inquiries.”

He had been on weekend release from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston and is thought to have visited the Scunthorpe area, where he still has connections.
Detective Inspector John Symes said: “My understanding is that Mr Teanby is currently taking prescription medication and we have concerns that he may not have access to his required dosage.”

They are appealing for Eithan, or anyone who may know his current whereabouts, to contact Humberside Police by calling either 999 or 101, quoting log 354 of 21 May 2012.

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