May 15, 2008 / 3:31 AM / 9 years ago

"No, after you - I'm just here to rob the place!"

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A man politely waited his turn in a queue at a busy central Sydney post office before jumping over the counter, grabbing money from two tills and running off, police said on Thursday.

Police said the man dropped some of the money and a large knife as he escaped, pursued by post office staff, following the Wednesday afternoon robbery in the heart of Sydney’s central business district.

Police are hunting the man, said to be in his 20s.

Reporting by Jonathan Standing, editing by Miral Fahmy

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