Peterborough man arrested after attempted robbery at Post Office

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to rob a Post Office after a police pursuit.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 4:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 5:10 pm

The 48-year-old from Peterborough was arrested in Palmers Road, Fengate, just before 1pm.

He is suspected of attempted robbery at Murrow Post Office at around 10am , as well as of stealing a vehicle from Palmers Road.

Officers were on patrol at 11.42am in Fengate when they spotted a stolen van.

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The police helicopter

The driver failed to stop for officers and a pursuit began. The driver stopped soon after and fled the scene on foot.

A search for the man was launched by officers, assisted by the NPAS police helicopter and the BCH Dog Unit.

A man was then arrested and is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.