Man arrested after robbery at Derbyshire Post Office

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Officers investigating a robbery at a Derbyshire post office have arrested a man this afternoon.

A 29-year-old man, who lives locally, was detained at 2.40pm by a police dog handler after police and members of the public chased a man across fields and streets in Hilcote.

He will be questioned by officers this evening.

Police are still appealing for information about the robbery at 11.45am today when a man walked into the post office on New Road and demanded money.

No weapon was seen and no-one was injured but the robber made off with notes and bags of pound coins.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious around the area of the post office should contact police on 101, quoting reference 237/23/6/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.