Post office robbery appeal
Updated on 31st July 2012
Police are appealing for information from the public to trace an offender who stole cash from a Nottingham post office yesterday.
At around 8.45am on Monday (30 July) a man entered McColl’s convenience store and post office - also known as Martin’s - in Bestwood Park Drive, Rise Park, and threatened a courier who was delivering cash with what is believed to be a firearm.
The offender stole a quantity of the cash from the courier before demanding more money from staff behind the counter. However, he fled without taking anything else. He then left the scene on a moped. No one was injured, but staff were shaken by the incident.
The offender is described as black and around 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a face covering and dark clothing, including a hooded top.
A search of the area was carried out by police within minutes of receiving the report of the robbery. The police helicopter was also deployed to try and locate the offender.
Local enquiries have been made and the shop was cordoned off for around three-and-a-half hours while a forensic examination of the scene was carried out. Officers will also be studying footage captured on the store’s CCTV system.
Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who either witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police, believes they know the offender or saw a moped being ridden in the area at around the time of the incident.
They should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and ask to speak to DS Frank Guddemi in the Radford Road Divisional Investigation Unit on extension 802 4584.
Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency dial 999