Three charged over post office robbery
Updated on 18th August 2012
Added 18 August 2012:
Three people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a West Bridgford Post Office on Wednesday (15 August).
Two men with a handgun entered Trent Boulevard Post Office in Lady Bay at around 11am and demanded money from the postmaster.
A quantity of cash was handed over and the offenders fled the scene.
Jordan Murray, 19 of Gayhurst Road, Basford, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Nathanial Simpson, 26, and Kaleisha Staff, 26, both of Pavior Road, Bestwood, have been charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and possession of ammunition.
A third man, aged 24, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Murray will appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court this morning while Simpson and Staff will appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court.
Added 17 August 2012:
Four people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery which was carried out in West Bridgford on Wednesday.
Three men, aged 19, 24 and 26, and a 26-year-old woman were arrested in Nottingham on Thursday evening and during the early hours of this morning (Friday 17 August).
They are currently being held in custody on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery at the Trent Boulevard post office in Lady Bay.
The robbery occurred just after 11am on Wednesday 15 August. Two men entered the post office, produced a handgun and demanded money from the postmaster. A quantity of cash was handed over and the offenders left the scene in a silver Volvo car, which was abandoned in nearby Moore Close and has since been recovered by police.
The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Firth, has thanked the public for its positive response to an initial police appeal for information, and said he was still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or know about the incident and had not yet come forward
DCI Firth said: “We have been very pleased with the assistance we have received so far from the public, and these arrests are a significant development.
“A number of different lines of enquiry are being followed up, but we would still very much like to hear from anyone who either saw a silver Volvo car in the area around the post office before 11am, or saw the car being abandoned in Moore Close very shortly after the offence.”
A 39-year-old man has received a caution after being arrested for failing to hand in some of the money from the robbery which he found in the street. It had been dropped by the offenders as they ran from the car.
DCI Firth said: “This was effectively a case of handling stolen goods, although we were satisfied this man had no connection with the robbery itself.
“I would encourage anyone who finds a quantity of cash – it may only be tens of pounds - or other items of value, such as jewellery, to report it and hand it in at their nearest police station. It may have been dropped inadvertently by the owner, but it may be evidence of a crime, as in this case.”
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