Thief drops cash after Plean post office robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery at Plean post office this morning
Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery at Plean post office this morning

A “brazen” robber stole cash from behind the counter in Plean post office this morning.

The robbery happened in Main Street, Braeburn at around 10.30 a.m. after a member of staff opened the door at the counter and a man, who may have been armed, rushed in and grabbed money that was sitting on a table.

No one was injured and the majority of the cash was recovered after the man dropped it as he ran away towards the back of the Plean Tavern.

Police in the Forth Valley Division are appealing for witnesses.

The man is described as white, 6ft tall with a slim build and wearing a grey hooded top with an orange high-vis vest over the top, white trainers and a blue scarf covering his face.

Detective Inspector Grant Sangster said: “No staff or customers were harmed during this incident. However, it is believed the suspect may have had some sort of weapon in his hand at the time.

“We are conducting thorough enquiries in the local areas to trace this individual and would urge anyone who can assist in locating him to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to come forward.”

Inspector Donna Bryans said: “This was a brazen theft from a community post office and, thankfully, incidents of this nature are extremely rare.

“Nevertheless we are treating this very seriously and currently have high-visibility patrols in the area to engage with the public to offer reassurance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.