Teenagers arrested after Ravenglass Post Office armed robbery

Officers investigating an armed robbery in Ravenglass have this afternoon arrested two people.

Police were called at 10.20am today (11th January 2017) following a robbery that took place at the Post Office on Main Street.

Two male offenders, dressed in black with their faces covered, and carrying knives threatened a staff member and made off with an unknown amount of money.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “Two males aged 17 and 19 have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

“They are currently in police custody.”

Police are appealing for anyone who noticed anyone or any vehicles acting suspiciously to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledingham, West Cumbria CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the post office in Ravenglass between 10am and 10.30am that noticed anything suspicious.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt during this incident and we have a team of officers actively making enquiries to trace those responsible.

“No matter how insignificant you may deem your information, it may help our enquiries so please do not hesitate to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from West Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.