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Police appeal after armed robbery at Cromford post office

Posted on 4th December 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two masked men carried out an armed robbery at a post office in Cromford.

One of the offenders was carrying what was believed to be a handgun during the robbery, which happened at about 5.15pm on Wednesday, December 3.

The offenders walked into the post office, on Scarthin, and threatened staff before making off with a large quantity of cash.

The staff were unhurt but were left extremely shaken by the robbery.

One of the offenders was wearing a dark blue waterproof jacket, possibly with white piping on it, while the second was wearing a grey coloured hoodie. Both were wearing balaclavas. They were described as being of slim build.

Police want to hear from witnesses or anyone who was in Cromford in the hours leading up to the offence who may have seen two men acting suspiciously.

Officers believe one of the men may have been carrying a white or light-coloured, oval shaped bag on his back with the strap across his body.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity or a car being driven at speed in the area around the time of the robbery should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 549 of December 3.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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