ARMED robbers burst into a post office and made off with £14,000 and threatened staff in a morning raid.

Two masked men went into the post office in Blackburn Road, Edgworth, at around 10.45am on Monday morning.

The offenders then made demands for money while threatening staff with a weapon, believed to be a knife or machete.

The pair took a quantity of money from the shop's cash register before making off from the scene towards the Bury area in a red Vauxhall Corsa.

Police believe around £14,000 has been stolen following the raid, with the offenders using the Corsa as a getaway vehicle.

Officers have launched an investigation following the incident.

Detective constable Lee Walker, of Burnley CID, described the incident as a ‘shocking crime’ which has left both victims ‘badly shaken’.

Det Con Walker, of Burnley CID, said: “This is a shocking crime which has left both victims badly shaken. It is fortunate nobody was seriously injured.

“At this stage we believe around £14,000 has been stolen, with the offenders using a red Vauxhall Corsa as a getaway vehicle.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the offence or have any information that may assist the police in capturing these men to call us immediately.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the Corsa described in the moments before and after the offence.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting log number 0427 of September 4 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at