A WOMAN working in a post office was threatened with an imitation firearm during a robbery in Rugby on Monday morning.
The robbery occurred when a man entered the Bridget Street store wearing a hat and scarf over his face at 9.40am.
He threatened a woman member of staff with what officers believe to be two metal cylindrical pipes taped together in an attempt to make them look like a shotgun.
The man stole a handbag and ran out of the store along Bridget Street turning left into Victoria Street.
Nobody was injured.
The male is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, aged 20 to 25 years old with short strawberry blond hair wearing a blue woolly hat and a scarf.
He was wearing a dark blue long sleeved top with dark blue shell suit bottoms on and dark coloured trainers.
Officers have checked CCTV and made house to house enquiries to identify witnesses.
It is possible the thief may have discarded the handbag and some of the contents including black spectacles in a black rigid case, and a red key fob.
Officers are asking local residents to check their gardens and bins.
The police should be contacted if members of the public find any items.
Any witnesses are asked to contact DC 331 Ade Hunter on 01926 415000 ext 3120.