[F]ollowing the report of an armed robbery, that took place at Millom Post Office, on St George’s Road, at 3:45pm, on Friday (December 15th), investigations continue with dedicated detectives and officers, and a continued increase in police presence in the area.
On Friday, the female victim opened the shop door after she heard a knock, she was met by the suspect who threated her with a knife. He led her to where there was cash and grabbed the money before leaving the premises.
The suspect is described as male, 6ft and wearing a black hooded top and scarf.
Detective Ralph Henderson Said: “Public Safety, as always, remains our priority, and therefore people in Millom may have seen an increased police presence in the area. I would like to reassure people that is a precaution, as well as to aid investigations, please do not be alarmed by the increase in officers.
“No-one was hurt in the robbery, but the use of a knife made this a distressing experience for the victim, and it has understandably concerned the people of Millom.
“I would like to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to trace the suspect, with dedicated detectives on the case.
“I would also like to thank the people of Millom and the public, for their support and cooperation with our investigations, and those who have spoken to use following our initial appeal for information. I would urge anyone else with information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, to contact police on 101.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak with Workington CID, or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.