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Renewed appeal for information on Cromford post office robbery

Posted on 5th December 2014

Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a post office in Cromford have released details of men they want to trace.

Two men threatened staff with what was believed to be a handgun during the robbery at Cromford Post Office, on Scarthin.

The pair, who were wearing masks, then made off with a substantial amount of cash.

Police have been carrying out extra patrols in the area and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

They are particularly keen to talk to anyone who saw two men walking around the Scarthin, Water Lane and Cromford Hill area on the afternoon of the offence.

The men were both white, aged in their late teens or early 20s, of medium build and about 5ft 9ins in height. One was wearing a black beanie hat, while the second was wearing a grey hooded top or coat. One of the men may also have been carrying a bag either on his back or on his shoulder.

Detective Inspector Shaun McElheron, who is leading the investigation, said: “The staff in the post office were not hurt but they have been left traumatised by the robbery.

“It has had a huge impact on the community in Cromford and we have been carrying out extra patrols to reassure people.

“I would urge anyone who might have seen any suspicious characters in the town to come forward and tell us what they know, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

The armed robbery happened at about 5.15pm on Wednesday, December 3.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 51259/14.

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

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