In what's being seen as an act of desperation, a thief in northwestern Britain has gone to extraordinary lengths to rob a post office.

The agitated man entered the post office in Oldham and straightaway demanded money from the staff working behind the counter. He tried to open a locked door and when that failed, he picked up a national lottery ticket stand to smash through a window. Having no success whatsoever, the man finally tried a new technique. He forcibly removed the ceiling tiles and climbed through the other side. And that's how he managed to get away with some cash without getting caught. Police are still looking for him.

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