Two men charged with armed robbery at post office
The pair allegedly stole a four-figure sum of cash during the raid in West Lothian.
Two men have been arrested and charged after an alleged armed robbery at a post office in West Lothian.
The incident is said to have taken place at The Mill Centre, Sycamore Walk in Blackburn at around 12.20pm on Tuesday.
The pair allegedly made off with a four-figure sum of cash.
Police have confirmed a 39-year-old and an 18-year-old man were arrested and will appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
Detective inspector Paul Batten said: "This incident was responded to quickly and investigated thoroughly with the local community providing timely information that led to swift arrests.
"We remain committed to tackling acquisitive crime in all forms and whenever such matters are reported to us and anyone found to be involved will be robustly dealt with."
Chief inspector Alun Williams said that the pair were arrested thanks to the public.
"Armed robberies can have a significant impact on communities on the few occasions when they occur, but in this instance the public rallied tremendously and came forward with really helpful intelligence that assisted our inquiries," he said.
"There is a genuine community spirit, and a strong relationship between police and local residents in Blackburn, and I'd like to personally thank all of those who assisted this investigation."