On the run North Sea Camp inmate wanted by detectives in connection with robbery

Craig Tuplin
Craig Tuplin

AN INMATE who absconded from North Sea Camp is wanted by police in connection with a Post Office robbery.

Humberside Police are searching for Eithan Teanby, 40, who had been on weekend release from the Freiston open prison at the time of the incident.

The robbery took place at a Post Office on East Common Lane in Scunthorpe just before 3pm on Monday.

During the incident it is believed two staff members were struck with a weapon when they tried to stop a man from taking cash.

The suspect stole the money and left the man and woman, both in their 60s, in hospital with serious injuries.

Mr Teanby is thought to have visited the Scunthorpe area where he still has connections. He was due to return to North Sea Camp on Monday night but failed to do so police say he is now ‘unlawfully at large’.

Police say he was last spotted travelling from Scunthorpe to Brigg in a taxi on Monday afternoon.

Detective Insp John Symes said: “We are growing concerned as it appears Mr Teanby has not been seen or heard from by family members and has now seemingly absconded from HMPHer Majesty’s Prison.

“North Sea Camp after failing to return to prison following a weekend release.

“My understanding is that Mr Teanby is currently taking prescription medication and we have concerns that he may not have access to his required dosage.

“We are keen to locate Mr Teanby who is currently unlawfully at large as not only should he be returned to prison but he may also be able to assist us with our ongoing investigation into the robbery at the Post Office on East Common Lane in Scunthorpe that happened at around 1450hrs on Monday 21 May.

“Two members of staff suffered serious injuries when the tried to stop the suspect from stealing a quantity of cash so it is important that we arrest the person responsible for this incident in order to prevent them from carrying out any further robberies.

“I would urge the public not to approach Mr Teanby as he may present a threat while trying to avoid returning to prison so my plea to the public is a simple one, if you see Mr Teanby or know of his current whereabouts please call police right away.”

Teanby is described as white man, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of a stocky build and with dark brown greying hair.

He was last seen wearing a faded navy coloured t shirt, red or brown coloured hooded tracksuit style top, light coloured jeans, a red coloured baseball cap and sand coloured boots.

He was carrying a long black holdall. He was not thought to have been wearing spectacles.

Police are appealing for Eithan or anyone who may know his current whereabouts to contact Humberside Police by calling either 999 or call 101 quoting log 354 of 21 May 2012.