- Mohammed Iqbal, 33, was in charge of running Rishton Post office in Lancashire
- He staged an elaborate raid on the shop in which he was drugged by 'robbers'
- Iqbal's unsuspecting sister Saima found him after the attack and raised the alarm
- The Preston man was jailed for two years and four months after he pleaded guilty
Mohammed Iqbal, 33, from Rishton, Lancashire, asked his two friends to dress in boiler suits, break into his post office and drug him before making off with £185,000
A postmaster staged an elaborate raid on his own corner shop in which he cast his friends as the robbers.
Mohammed Iqbal, 33, from Rishton, Lancashire, asked his two friends to dress in boiler suits, break into his post office and drug him before making off with £185,000.
The dramatic scenes were played out for the perfectly positioned CCTV which police examined.
They discovered Iqbal, 33, was in the fact the 'inside man' behind the hold up and had helped stage it himself whilst standing in for his older sister who was off work due to her being injured during a previous unconnected armed raid.
Iqbal allowed the two bandits to cover his head with a sheet, knock him out with the drug before tying him up by his hands and ankles - and ensured it was deliberately played out in front of the in-store CCTV cameras at Rishton Post office in Rishton, Lancashire.
Just hours earlier he had even collected the robbers himself and hid them in the post office garage until the time was right for them to strike.
Iqbal was discovered lying dazed and apparently injured by his unsuspecting sister Saima who raised the alarm.
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