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:
A man has appeared in court in connection with the robbery of a 92 year old woman in south west Scotland. The alleged incident took place in Mill Park Crescent, Annan, last Thursday night.
31 year old Steven Anderson, from the town, was remanded in custody at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
No plea was made.
Cumbria police have confirmed they have arrested a man this morning (Wednesday 29th February) in connection with the robbery at The Cumberland Building Society in Sillioth on Monday 27th February 2012. A 25 year old man who is from West Cumbria is currently helping police with their enquiries.
He was arrested during the early hours of this morning in the Lancaster area on suspicion of robbery and has been taken into police custody.
At lunchtime on Monday Cumbria police were called after reports a young male wearing a balaclava entered the Building Society and threatened a female member of staff with a knife before making off with some contents of a till.
Fortunately, no-one was injured during the incident.