Police find armed raid getaway car

Armed robbery on Whitburn Post Office, North Gaurds

Armed robbery on Whitburn Post Office, North Gaurds

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POLICE investigating an armed raid at a village post office have recovered a black Nissan Micra believed to be connected with the crime.

The car was recovered by officers near to the pond on Cleadon Lane in Whitburn, less than half a mile from Whitburn Post Office, which was targeted at just after 11.30am on Friday.

A man armed with what is believed to be a firearm went into the Post Office on North Guards and made off with a mobile phone.

It is still not known at this stage whether the firearm was real or imitation. There were three people in the Post Office at the time – two staff members and a customer – who were left shaken, although were not injured.

Police believe the suspect got into the car outside the post office, driven by a second man, which drove off along North Guards towards Cleadon Lane.

Extra police patrols were sent out in Whitburn after the raid and officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Woods, leading the inquiry, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about this car or the robbery.

“The car has been recovered a short distance from the crime scene and we would ask anyone is this local area to come forward with any information that could help with our investigation.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.