A ROBBER threatened a postmistress with a gun after demanding money.
When the woman refused to hand over cash the man reached into his coat pocket and told her he had a weapon. But he was caught when a customer came into Loscoe Post Office and confronted him. He managed to detain the man until an off-duty police officer, who was in the area, came to assist.
An imitation gun and a knife were later recovered by police. The attempted robbery happened at Loscoe Post Office in Furnace Lane at 5.30pm yesterday. A 39-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident. He remains in police custody. Police would not say if they were linking it with another robbery in Loscoe on Tuesday, when a woman shop assistant was punched in the face.
Two men, wearing hoods and scarves across their faces, threatened staff and demanded cash at Loggins Garage in Heanor Road, Loscoe, at about 9.45pm. They then took a cash box and fled. The manager chased them along Longbridge Lane but lost sight of them. Both are in their 20s and wore hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333