Bedfordshire Police is reminding businesses of important safety advice following a robbery at Tithe Farm Post Office in Houghton Regis on Sunday.
At shortly before 7am, two men robbed the Hillborough Crescent store, making off with cash and cigarettes.
Business owners and staff, including those at bookmakers and convenience stores, are being urged not to fight back in the rare event of an attack.
All commercial properties are also being urged to review their security measures and ensure they have CCTV in place and it is working, with signs to let those who enter the store know that it is in use. Staff can also keep a record of those act suspiciously, and are encouraged to report such activity to police on 101.
Detective Inspector Zara Brown said: “Putting innocent workers in fear in order to steal cash is completely abhorrent and unacceptable, and I am thankful that no-one was seriously injured in this incident.
“I would like to reassure the community of Bedfordshire that robbery is one of the force’s top priorities and we will thoroughly investigate every incident reported to us. The victims of this attack did the right thing in complying with the offenders’ demands and I would urge anyone who may find themselves in this situation not to retaliate.”
> A man has been arrested in connection with the Houghton Regis incident.