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CRIMEWATch will feature a reconstruction of an armed robbery at a Post Office, where a couple were threatened by masked men armed with a gun and claw hammer.

They burst into the bungalow next to Shireoaks Post Office, where postmistress Sarah Draisey, aged 56, lives with her husband David, 66.

Mrs Draisey, who has run the business for 10 years, had locked up on Wednesday, November 2, and was walking her dog when the robber burst into her home.

The men, who were wearing balaclavas, struck her husband in his face with the barrel of the gun, bundled him into the living room and bound his hands and feet.

When Mrs Draisey arrived back a short time later, she was threatened with the gun and forced to open the safe.

Detective Inspector Ash Wilson, of Nottinghamshire Police, will be interviewed live on tonight’s show, which airs on BBC1 at 9pm.

He said: “It was a terrifying moment for Mrs Draisey when she returned home to find two armed, masked men in her home.

“Her husband was extremely distressed and had been beaten and tied up, which obviously would have been a harrowing sight for her.”

The robbers stole cash, unregistered tax discs and £400 of the couple’s own cash.