Detectives are investigating a robbery in Appleby. A 61 year old man was tied up and threatened.
The robbery happened on Friday 23rd November at 8:45 pm at a house in Station Road, Appleby.
Three men entered the house carrying weapons, they tied up the man, threatened him and demanded money.
The victim managed to escape and raise the alarm and the offenders fled the scene.
All of the offenders were dressed in dark clothing and were wearing balaclavas and gloves at the time.
The victim was left very distressed and upset by the ordeal.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Johnson said:
A robbery in a quiet village post office just outside carlisle has been described as an outrageous crime that left a shop assistant terrified. They were the words of the judge who sentenced two armed robbers to six years in prison.
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Cumbria police have released CCTV footage of the robbery of Wetheral Post office where a shop assistant was threatened with a kitchen knife.
The two men involved were jailed for six years each.
Two men who carried out an armed robbery at a post office near Carlisle have each been sentenced to six years in prison.
The robbery happened at Wetheral post office in June. A female shop keeper, working behind the counter, was threatened at knife point and between seven hundred and eight hundred pounds was stolen.
Matthew Scott who's 25 and 21 yr old Kye Halliburton - both from Carlisle - admitted the offences at an earlier hearing.
Two men who carried out an armed robbery at a post office near Carlisle have each been sentenced to six years in prison. The robbery happened at Wetheral post office in June. A woman shop keeper working behind the counter, was threatened at knife point. Nearly £800 was stolen from the till.
Matthew Scott, 25, of Ellesmere Way, Carlisle, and Kye Halliburton, 21, of Harker Park Road, Carlisle, were caught on CCTV and admitted the offences at an earlier hearing.
The judge, Paul Batty QC said:
Two men will be sentenced at Carlisle crown court after pleading guilty to the armed robbery of Wetheral Post Office on the outskirts of Carlisle.
Matthew Scott, who is 24 from Ellesmere Way in Morton Carlisle and 20 year old Kye Haliburton from Harker Park Road in Carlisle pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
The judge said they should expect substantial prison sentences.
Police in Cumbria are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple were tied up and robbed in their own home.
The robbery happened on Tuesday 2nd Octboer at castle Oval in Kendal. The couple's home was broken into by four men wearing masks carrying a crow bar.
The couple were tied up and thousands of pounds worth of cash were stolen along with other items.
Police believe the couple were specifically targeted. he group wore masks but one male has been described as having a north east accent.
After about quarter of an hour the couple managed to free themselves and raise the alarm with a neighbour.
Cumbria police have now widened their search to the north east.
Detective Sergeant Mark Kerley said:
The police in Dumfries are hunting for three men after an attempted robbery. It happened at a flat in Kirkpatrick Court at four o'clock in the morning (Mon 27th August). The men, wearing dark clothes and hooded tops, threatened the occupants and demanded money.
The police have launched a large search in the town. A spokesman for the force said: