POLICE are hunting for a suspected gunman who threatened post office staff in a seaside village this morning, stealing hundreds of pounds.

The man, thought to be armed with a gun, threatened staff at Hunmanby post office and made off with around £350. The staff were left shaken but unharmed, police say.

Police were called at 9.39am today, Saturday, July 15 to reports of a robbery at the Post Office on Bridlington Street in Hunmanby, near Filey.

The suspected gunman is thought to be in his 20s and was wearing a hat and scarf. He was seen to get into the driver’s side of a grey Nissan car, possibly a Micra or Qashqai, and drive off towards Bridlington.

A manhunt and a full investigation have been launched.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information which may help the investigation, is asked to contact police on 101, select option 1 and speak to the Force Control Room.

Police particularly want to speak to any residents or business owners around Bridlington Street who may have captured the incident on CCTV.

Please quote reference 12170123935.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.