Arrest following armed robbery at Scottish post office

Gala Park Post Office in Galashiels. Picture: TSPL
Gala Park Post Office in Galashiels. Picture: TSPL

Police in the Borders have arrested and charged a 21-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery in Galashiels.

The attack took place at around 3.15pm on Wednesday, May 1 at the Gala Park Post Office, on Balmoral Place.

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No one was injured in the attack and inquiries are still underway.

Five police vehicles were seen after the incident in community woodland near Galashiels Academy.

Detective Inspector Ben Leathes of Lothians and Scottish Borders’ Criminal Investigation Department said: “We are thankful to all those members of the public who came forward following our appeals for information and are satisfied we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

The man is due to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court today (Thursday 9 May).

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