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Police seek armed robber

Posted: 30/01/2007 17:48:59

Derbyshire police are investigating an offence of armed robbery that occurred at 2.10pm on Tuesday, January, 30 at the sub post office on Starkholmes Road, Starkholmes, Matlock.

The offender is described as a white man, 5'10' to 6' tall, well build with a ''beer belly' and round chubby face. He had long dark scruffy hair which may have been a wig and was wearing a light shirt and dark jacket.

He initially engaged a member of staff in conversation and asked to buy some goods, he then produced a handgun and demanded cash which he was given. A struggle then ensued with the member of staff which resulted in a part of a dark plastic 'Beretta' toy gun being broken off and was subsequently found at the scene.

While police acknowledge the bravery of the staff member in trying to tackle the robber, no-one should put themselves at risk in circumstances like this.

The offender then made off on foot towards Riber Road, Starkholmes. The police are appealing for witnesses who were in the vicinity of the Starkholmes post office at the time, in particular those who saw a male acting suspiciously or who may have seen a possible getaway vehicle.

Officers are looking at the possibility that this offence may be linked to others committed recently in Chesterfield.

Anyone with any information should contact the police on 0845 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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