Tayside and Central Scotland

Plean post office armed robber 'dropped most of stolen cash'

Plean Post Office Image copyright Google
Image caption The community post office in Plean was targeted by an armed robber

Police are searching for an armed robber who stole cash from a Stirlingshire post office - before dropping most of it as he escaped.

The man grabbed the cash after a member of staff at the Plean branch opened the counter door at about 10:30.

He was last seen running behind the Plean Tavern, but the majority of the cash was recovered after he dropped it.

The suspect was wearing an orange high-visibility vest over a grey hoodie, and had a blue scarf covering his face.

He was about 6ft tall and of slim build.

No staff or customers were injured in the raid, but police believe the man had a weapon in his hand at the time.

Insp Donna Bryans said: "This was a brazen theft from a community post office.

"We are treating this very seriously and currently have high-visibility patrols in the area to engage with the public."

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