Man charged with post office robbery

Published 16 February 2017

Police in the Scottish Borders have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man following a serious assault and two robberies in Galashiels.

The incidents took place between 7.30am and 7.45am at the Gala Park Post Office in Balmoral Place on Sunday 12 February.

A 33-year-old man was threatened and assaulted, sustaining a head injury which required hospital treatment.

A four-figure sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes were stolen from the premises.

A 61-year-old man was then robbed of his mobile phone and wallet.

Local Area Commander, Chief Inspector Andrew McLean said:

"This must have been a very distressing incident for the two men involved and I want to thank the local community for all their assistance with our investigation.

"Offences such as these are rare in this area but are treated with the utmost seriousness and I want to reassure the public that we will use all resources at our disposal to investigate them."

The man is expected to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Friday 17 February.

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