Man, 24, held in PO robbery probe
A MAN has been arrested following a suspected armed robbery at a post office in Paganhill.
The robbery happened just before 10am on, Monday, at the post office in Stratford Road.
A man went to the counter and demanded that staff hand over some money. The offender was holding what is believed to be a knife.
The staff handed over some cash and the man left the premises on foot.
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As part of their investigation, officers have arrested a 24-year- old local man on suspicion of robbery.
He has been bailed to return to the police station in October.
Whilst the staff were shocked by the incident, no one was injured.
Neighbours have expressed their upset and concern for staff at the post office.
"We were surprised and shocked. It's so close to home," said Rob Newman, deputy manager of the neighbouring Tesco store.
Resident Nicky Nathan, was among those worried by the incident.
"It's just so shocking to think that something like this would happen in our community.
"The post office is a great community facility and all the staff there are lovely."
Nick Orchard who also lives nearby agreed.
"I hope that the staff who work there are all all right," he said.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 96 of September 17.
Information can be given anonymously by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.