Cash was stolen from a security guardduring a daytime robbery in a South Staffordshire village.
The money was being taken into a post office inside Village News in Hill Street, Essington.
Police said the robber snatched the box from the guard before making off on the back of a motorbike, driven by a second person.
It happened at 2.10pm yesterday and police soon sealed off the scene before taking witness statements.
Staffordshire Police spokeswoman Faye Casey said: “A robbery has occurred outside Village News in Hill Street, Essington.
“An offender has snatched a cash box from a security guard going in to the post office.
“The offender has then jumped onto the back of a motorbike which was being ridden by a second offender which has fled the scene.
“An investigation is underway.
“Police are at the scene taking witness statements and following several lines of enquiry.”
Essington Parish Council chairman Councillor David Clifft said he had been in contact with the shop owners.
"It all happened outside, it was one of the couriers that was targeted, but nobody was hurt, they were more shaken than anything.
"I've spoken to the owner today and he said he didn't realise what was happening because he was inside the shop because it had taken place outside the shop."
Councillor Clifft said it was not the first time a post office had been targeted in the village.
The former branch in Wolverhampton Road was hit twice in 2003.