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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 February 2008, 14:33 GMT
'Old woman' holds up post office
Police are hunting a woman in her 60s who held up a post office in Manchester.

The woman, believed to be aged between 65 and 70, entered the shop on Palatine Road in Northenden, on Thursday morning.

She was armed with a knife and threatened the cashier demanding money.

Staff activated the alarm and the woman fled empty-handed. She is described as white, about 5ft 2in tall, with dark hair and a purple coat.



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