Two men sought after four-figure sum is stolen from Selkirk Post Office till

Two men are being sought after a distraction theft took place yesterday (Thursday) in which a four-figure sum was stolen from the till.
Two men are being sought after a distraction theft took place yesterday (Thursday) in which a four-figure sum was stolen from the till.

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a four-figure sum was stolen from a till in Selkirk’s post office yesterday.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Thursday, August 2, at the Post Office in Market Place.

A woman was working alone within when two men entered the shop and began looking around.

The pair then left before one re-entered a short time later and requested the assistance of the shop worker at the far end of the store.

When the man then left the premises the employee noticed that a four-figure sum of cash had been stolen from the till and contacted police.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

The first suspect is described as white, in his fifties, 6ft tall with a skinny build, blond hair and wearing a black, possibly leather, jacket.

The second suspect is described as white, in his forties, 5ft 9ins tall with a stocky build, balding but with dark hair at the sides. He was wearing a dark jumper, jeans and spectacles with sunglasses lenses clipped to them.

Constable Claire White from Selkirk Police Station said: “This seems to have been a targeted distraction theft by two men who had been surveying the Post Office before the money was stolen.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activiy around the shop on Thursday afternoon, or who recognises the description of the suspects.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation should also contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Selkirk Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 2026 of the 2nd August. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.